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Redden says no to waiving no-trade clause

Wade Redden

Wade Redden

2/8/2008 6:57:40 PM

Sources tell TSN that Ottawa Senators' general manager Bryan Murray met with veteran defenceman Wade Redden Friday morning about the possibility of waiving his no-trade clause.

According to the source, the request was made following an inquiry from the San Jose Sharks into Redden's availability.

Murray met with three players on Friday, Redden being one of them and talked specifically to Redden about his play, the team's play and presented a situation that had surfaced.

"I told him there was outside interest and asked if he wanted to discuss it. He did not," Murray told TSN.

As he has in the past, Redden turned down the request as he remains committed to the Senators' quest to win a Stanley Cup.


 

Redden is in the second year of a two-year, $13 million contract extension with Ottawa and is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.

While the 30-year-old currently has no interest in leaving Ottawa, a city he has spent his entire 11-year NHL career with, it's highly unlikely he'll return next season.






NO. AUTHOR MESSAGE
1Liber_ationWow, what a team player, eh? I'm getting sick of t ...
2jimisthatdamngoodgood freaking luck this off season Reddan getting ...
3Red_LeafGood! I don't want him to help the Sharks destroy ...
4betbjorkI have always been against no-trade clauses. If an ...
5njdevilI take it that he would have been traded for Marle ...
6jordin22rulesLOL @ Liber_ation's comment. The team agreed to si ...
7treborob1Too bad. I am sure it would have been a Redden fo ...
8mlsuckSan Jose want Redden...he should go...Sharks have ...
9sensguy1This is rediculous. Sit him then! This guy knows h ...
10canadiansmokeLiber_ation I don't see how it's selfish for a pla ...
11bootsy64why include no trade clauses in contracts ?...mayb ...
12bennryHe says he is going to take a pay cut to stay in O ...
13orangefrogRedden hasn't played good enough to be even worth ...
14ibanez_joeit takes 2 parties to sign a contract and this con ...
15beanie11Why are people blaming Redden? If anything, it's M ...
16marksicleOttawa allowed that clause to be in his contract a ...
17navleafsCan't blame Redden. He doesn't want to move and m ...
18gunzenbomzhe better step it up in the playoffs, or its bye-b ...
19ONRAITFORPRIMEMINISTERWhy is everyone grilling Redden? He has a no trade ...
20availuponreqSign a contract and live up to it...that should go ...
21maits_in_groveReddin IS a team player. remember he even said he ...
22flobombWhy is everyone on this guy? He has the no trade ...
23STRONGBOWJOESilly little Redden, I guess you don't want to win ...
24SportyRulesNOOOO!!!!!!!! No offense to redden but he sucks - ...
25superman74Yeah, Redden you will help. You will let numerous ...
26horchyLess Ice is the Key. Make him the number 6 De and ...
27mattybobattyWhat does Murray have to do to move this guy? Why ...
28StattickHe is entitled to invoke his no trade clause....wh ...
29c#He hasn't looked very commited lately... Pick it u ...
30freddieboyI have no problem with Redden staying in Ottawa bu ...
31rob_jr14I wonder who we would be getting in return for Red ...
32RJ045I like Redden if you trade him who do you get to r ...
33slickdomenicNo team should sign players with NTC. Now their h ...
34senzfan1time for Redden to pack his bags! ...
35sadubordNot Redden's fault, BUT... Its not his fault fo ...
36lutzy14On one hand, I agree that Redden has every right t ...
37cyaTrade Corvo instead - he's played there before and ...
38BPayment11If he cared about Ottawa he would wave the no trad ...
39bobbyd88Redden would have a better chance of winning the c ...
40SENsational06I can't wait until this bum is gone. ...
41jeaner29No surprise here. Redden knows he will get a lot o ...
42thedog03Redden has done way to much for this team to deser ...
43helmetmanThe No Trade Clause should be removed from the CBA ...
44leafsforever13Looks like he isn't coming back with this club in ...
45jadyckRedden is right to use his NTC. He negotiated the ...
46flamesandtitans2 things: First, thank god the sharks didnt get hi ...
47posavoieI wouldn't mind if he was playing the way he did b ...
48acaudleGotta love people attacking Canadian players for w ...
49ol'rassyC'mon Bryan Murray, Pleeeease trade Wade. He just ...
50dnchabbyStop giving out no trade clause contracts...i hope ...
51Stumpy1Even if he waived his no-trade clause, who else in ...
52danordernguyAll this talk of being selfish is hogwash. The guy ...
53cerebalassassin Why would Redden (or anyone) want to stay with ...
54Dabrain32Ottawa fans need to relax. Redden is a good playe ...
55somanycatssofewrecipiesAnd so what's a NO-trade clause mean except that t ...
56bigrubygood for redden. why would a player negotiate a no ...
57beefer39I've watched Redden play since he was 17 years old ...
58sh0ck_smuThis is the 2nd time that Murray has asked Redden ...
59mikeroeCan you blame Redden for not waiving his NTC? He' ...
60#00Redden wants the cup because he is a loyal Senator ...
61carlos25You know, all you carpers out there who yack it up ...
62zombyRedden isnt that bad, he is our best defensement p ...
63TripleNutzGood Job Wade!! Prove everyone complaining about y ...
64nyrangers#2This is why you don't hand out no-trade clauses li ...
65letgosens5"No Trade" clauses are designed to avoid trades th ...
66Sensei_Manwhy do all you ottawa fans hate redden so much and ...
67AlamoSharkieAs a Sharks fan, I can honestly say, I like the id ...
68sens_fan_in_ohWhat a team guy ~said dripping with sarcasm~ I hop ...
69ShoemanWith his play over the last couple of season deter ...
70fisher4pmOVERLY CRITICAL FANS. Redden has served the Sens w ...
71TheRoninCommon Redden, have a little bit of pride. Why wo ...
72karl99Guys! you can criticize his play but you can't giv ...
73kswizzleThe guy is a plus 16 playing 20+ minutes with a te ...
74jeremyaustinRedden had indicated earlier in the season that he ...
75SportyRulesThis is very bad for Ottawa. Its just like Chara h ...
76JackCrossI love seeing people jump down Redden's throat abo ...
77no_cup_since_67Not Redden's fault, get off his back. The team gav ...
78tosports1Can you tell redden has had enough of the way he's ...
79Oilers4Life2Calgary is dealing with the same problem with Tang ...
80#1theosucksfanClassy guy ! He wanted and has a NO TRADE contrac ...
81the_rakeRedden's play has been questionable since he signe ...
82BouillonsthebestPeople here are calling Redden selfish and saying ...
83tasteslikeburningThis isn't the first time he's turned down the Sha ...
84screwlstewTake a hint, buddy! ...
85billyg44I dont know why everyone is so critical of Redden. ...
86mwnazzy_11The organization must take the blame for agreeing ...
87spezza-to-heaterin principle the idea of keeping redden seems nice ...
88rtype6How is he selfish? Both sides agreed to the 'no tr ...
89HckyFanWhat I don't like here is the fact that this matte ...
90leafsin2055Wow a lot of harsh words against a guy who says he ...
91sensin08cmon wade give us a break!...after watching you li ...
92ajaybalStep it up WADE! We love you, but you got to play ...
93CarraiTearlachWhy are people busting Reddon's chops - Muckler ga ...
94carabasseIt's a tough call, Redden has played all his life ...
95mckieGood on him! It is good to see some players are st ...
96jordanfunkWow! I am shocked at the amount of negative respo ...
97Shutout18Redden doesn't want to win a Cup. If he did, he w ...
98senturionRedden. Here's the deal...... If you expect to w ...
99heatley4sensPeople are way too hard on Reds. He deserves a lot ...
100tournesolI sure hope the organization doesn't trade Redden ...
101truehockeyfanHugh mistake!!!!! Don't trade redden as he is an ...
102SensRedOffer him $4-4.5Mil for the next 5 years. He's wo ...
103jetsduderedden has been amazing for the city of ottawa and ...
104nyrangerfan15Sens fans, stop complaining! The Senators were th ...
105chfan211. Murray did not sign this extension, Muckler di ...
106TitusPullo13If the Sens are looking to trade a D-man (I've hea ...
107primalflRedden isn't playing like a player that wants to s ...
108Mikey38Why is everyone mad at Redden? Ottawa gave him a N ...
109ibanez_joei don't usually post twice on the same thread, but ...
110brassnutLast night I was watching a sports show and they w ...
111haxemonI have a bad feeling this was "leaked" by Redden's ...
112w_hpif a team asks you to waive your NTC you do it bec ...
113ddewhirstHey Wade, Don't let the door hit you on the way ou ...
114ComfortablyNumb"why is everyone on this guy?" lol, have you watc ...
115mounties99As a Sens fan, I'm both disappointed that Redden d ...
116haxemonPotentially trading Redden is not all about "getti ...
117djswaI am not a Sens fan, actually I detest the Sens, s ...
118kingrich29Sens fans crack me up. Everything is always Redden ...
119eaunoirxLook, all of you slagging on Redden grow up. He s ...
120fritzderblitzWell if players could never use the no-trade claus ...
121crusin98765I guess 11 years of service and respectable point ...
122mjc313Redden doesn't deserve any crap. The guy has spent ...
123jmar0519No trade clauses are fine but play like you deserv ...
124TitusPullo13Nobody complains when a player waives their NTC to ...
125AnderFunkThank goodness. He may be a good defenceman but he ...
126danielocallaghanRedden, just like Sundin SIGNED contracts with the ...
127MonkefiedI don't understand why the GM's allow players to h ...
128krystophYou Sens fans are HILARIOUS: 6G 26A, plus 16, play ...
129Voodoo_ChyldeLove how versatile some hockey fans are. If a guy ...
130JJJJaaayyyyyyI have no idea how to feel about this. I like Redd ...
131kingrich29Monkefied - his stats say otherwise. Mezaros hasn' ...
132Knowledgist6.5 million/year for stats that are the same as gu ...
133pyeman9I'm not a Sens fan at all, but why would he want t ...
134TuffGirlI like Redden. He's a pretty good player, but just ...
135MisterHockeyWhy is everybody on Redden's case? This guy has ev ...
136canadaeh?Don't complain, he has a no trade clause. You ...
137luckan20MURRAY DONT TRADE REDDEN. Sign him for next year, ...
138VoiceofReasonIt is Redden's contract, why should he move if he ...
139SnazzyDGet your facts straight. Murray was approached by ...
140donnybayBRAVO!!!! Finally a player who wants to stay with ...
141carrudAlthough extremely selfish, if Redden wants to sta ...
142mullzyWow... bitter eh? He has every right to say 'no'.. ...
143Shutout18mjc313, Redden isn't a bad player? Have you watch ...
144grimsbeardRedden and Sundin now have something in common. B ...
145berretta101all you redden haters make me sick, when he scores ...
146AngryTomatoI don't think it's selfish on his part to want to ...
147lowesdupontThat is awsome that he turned it down. It shows W ...
148aLeafer4LifeIt's the players right to waive or not...the GM sh ...
149schmacPlayers aren't selfish for not wanting to waive th ...
150jaret15Redden, hes a great hockey player, for anyone to p ...
151simpson541why is a player selfish for not waiving his no tra ...
152captain_canada_que2007-08 55 6 26 32 +16 2006-07 64 7 29 36 +1 ...
153Sens2006See ya later Redden ... don't let the door hit you ...
154Ottawa's_DeanCRITICAL OF HIM CUZ OF LAZY PLAY. Anybody who watc ...
155whit1967Trading Wade Redden would be one of the greatest t ...
156IHATETHESENS!!!I dont get the sens first the sign Redden over Cha ...
157mclarkinOk let's get this correct Ottawa gets ride of Cha ...
158PapooseI have to agree with thedog03; Redden has been her ...
159cward5I don't agree to trade Redden and He is best hocke ...
160Cancerous_rocketUnfortunate turn of events for Ottawa. When the ...
161327dan well wade you can always come to edmonton next y ...
162Flyer_PhanMy gawd, just listen to yourselves! Finally a play ...
163jrb4habsI think they should sit him on the bench for the r ...
164S-T-KOdd, a player turning down the chance to head sout ...
165HabsaliciousWhat a cheap shot by Murray. He's obviously leakin ...
166Hawks61Sounds, Smells, and Feels like a Redden 4 Marleau ...
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