Rangers Salary Cap Situation
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08-01-2007, 07:41 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New York
Counting everybody and everything, they are committed to approximately $53.5 million in salaries and bonuses for this season. That assumes Marc Staal and Ryan Callahan are on the team, with Jason Strudwick as the 13th forward/swingman and Stephen Valiquette as the backup goalie (which apparently is the plan.) It also counts the $2.8 million in bonuses Brendan Shanahan easily will earn and the $2.989 million for cap purposes that is due Darius Kasparaitis.
As that is less than 10 percent over the $50.3 million cap, the Rangers are in offseason compliance.
Kasparaitis will go back to Hartford before the season begins, knocking the number down to approximately $50.5 million. But as Shanahan's bonus money can be deferred (if it takes the Rangers over the cap by season's end, the difference will be deducted from their cap space for 2008-09),
the team cap number drops further to $47.7 million.
The Rangers would like to keep it there, as it gives them wiggle room should in-season events require an acquisition
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