This is Gord Redden. I did a little item on him in April 2007 and I think his son has a chance to be an Edmonton Oiler on July 1st.
Why? The Oilers want him. Have for a long time. You can know that just from reading your daily newspaper and listening to the local sports station.
They’ve tried to acquire the guy. In the summer, in the spring, in the winter. It’s never happened.
This summer we’ll find out something even more interesting: is Wade Redden interested in the Edmonton Oilers. I think they’d be more than willing to pay market price (which will be high) and trade off talent (say Pitkanen, Stoll and Raffi) to make it work.
Kevin Lowe has talked at length about adding a skill forward and a gritty player this summer but I think their target is Wade Redden.
It has been for awhile. This summer, there’s no middle man, no barrier, no friggin’ in the riggin’. If he doesn’t come, it’s because he doesn’t want to, and that’s a story too.