“Looking at my time in New York, things didn’t go the way I wanted, so it was tough,” Redden said. “So I’ll come here, play the game and have some fun because I don’t think things were going to change in New York. When I sat down with Glen, he obviously said the same thing and wasn’t willing to go further with it, so I have to come here with a fresh slate.
"You always say a fresh slate every year, but I think it’s really a change in location is going to test me. I just have to come and play and have some fun. That’s when I play my best anyway, so I’ll try to do that.”
...Redden really didn't have much of an option but to report to Hartford. No way he was giving up his salary by not reporting and the recent birth of his daughter all but ruled out playing in Europe.
...listen we're all ecstatic he's not with the Rangers anymore, but on the human side of things you do hope things work out for the guy.