Here's an interesting part of Wade Redden's new seven year contract with the New York Rangers as illuminated by the irascible Larry Brooks:
"It also seems Wade Redden needed a sweetener to take his $39M, seven-year deal. So the GM gave the defenseman the annual right to give management a list of eight teams to which he cannot be traded, and it will just be unfortunate if Atlanta should want him in a deal for Ilya Kovalchuk, won't it?
- New York Post
So Redden will have a list of 8 teams he cannot be traded to?
That's a very unique clause in an NHL contract, but more interestingly, who do you think those 8 teams are?
Is Ottawa one of them? Was the separation that painful for Redden and his clan?
A new rule here on Black Aces is that whenever I quote Larry Brooks, I get to post one of my favourite videos of all time - the confrontation between Brooks and John "The Fonz" Tortorella. Listen closely for "Brooksie" telling Torts to "fuck off".
Expect a lot of Brooks quotes over the long, boring summer.