It looks like 35-year-old defenseman Wade Redden is now a free agent. With Mitchell out for an unknown period of time, are the Kings interested in giving him his next job?
No guarantees but Wade Redden may agree to terms with an NHL team as early as tonight. Gomez not likely tonight but in next day or so.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 17, 2013
Multiple teams considering options on both. LA, STL, TOR, FLA among those kicking tires on Redden, ANA and CAR among those considering Gomez— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 17, 2013
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We believe that Alec Martinez deserves a chance against tougher competition, but what if the Kings want to add some more depth?
On the one hand, Redden could be a (presumably) low cost way to add a veteran defenseman to the roster.
On the other, Redden hasn't played in the NHL since 2009-10. He spent the next two seasons playing for Connecticut in the AHL, then didn't play at all this year. We know what he was capable of then, but what can he do now? Without scouting reports, it's tough to say.
Tell us what you think about the idea of Redden in a Kings' uniform. Should they try it?