Redden said he'd only stay if he felt the organization was going in the right direction, and he wasn't sure of it after this season's playoffs. Management must have made some sort of promise to change something to persuade him to stay. It will be interesting to see what exactly these changes may be.
As an Ottawa fan this is great news. IMO he was the man to be signed out of him and Chara. Now, it would be great if they can retain Chara too, but this is an excellent start.