Friday, February 08, 2013

Sens Honor Wade Redden For His 1000th Game

The Senators organization took a little time out in last night's 3rd period to give a shoutout to former Sens defenceman Wade Redden, who was playing his 1000th NHL game that night as a member of the St Louis Blues. 838 of those 1000 were spent patrolling the blueline for the Sens of course. Good enough for 3rd all time behind Phillips and Alfie.

The Redden picture on the big HD screen and announcement of his milestone was met with minimal applause. In one way it was a nice gesture to a player who spent 11 years with the team, but on the other hand I found it to be a bit odd. Redden left under less than ideal circumstances, basically being run out of town by the fans, and is likely to go down in history with Sens Army as the guy we chose over Chara. Most fans, myself included were happy to see him go. Take into consideration all that, plus the fact how his career has gone since leaving the Capital, and the minor detail that he hasn't played in a Sens uni for 5 seasons and it just seemed a bit out of place to me.

Did you guys think the Sens did the right thing or does it seem a bit off to you too? Thanks for reading and be sure to follow me on twitter @SensTown

1 comment:

steveinkanata said...

I think the Sens did the right thing. He played 11 seasons here and achieved a significant milestone.

Good on them for separating the business side of the game from the human side.