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07-05-2008, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by The Great Dubinsky View Post
Absolutely not. But next year when Zherdev and Dubinsky are RFA's where will the money come from, especially if they both have great seasons. If Zherdev does what we hope for and puts up 70+ Hes guarenteed at least 2 million more then he is making now.

And how can you say its been building steadily with such a high player turnover?
Well let's see: right now the Rangers have $54,447,783 against the cap. At the end of the offseason, i'd say, after the signing of our RFA's and some trades/waiving, that number will be from 55-56m (Sather likes to have a buffer). So, lets say its 56m. After 08/09, Zherdev, Prucha, Korpedo, Dubi, Cally, and Hollweg are all RFAs, while Betts, Orr, Rissmiller, Kalinen, Vali, and Mara are UFAs. With their salaries and our dead space (Jagr buyout and Shanny bonus overage) gone, we'll have, subtracting from 56m, 40,693,494 in committed salaried and, even if the cap remains the same, 16,006,506 in space. With Dubi re-signed at 3, Cally at 1, Korpedo at 1, Prucha at 1.8, Zherdev at 4, Vali at .8 with Betts, Orr, Rissmiller, and Hollweg let go, we'll still have 4,406,506 in space (Even more if the cap goes up, which it almost definitely will) to fill in the empty spots with young players. And thats why Sather can spend so much money on free agents, because he'll have ready young prospects to plug in--Anisimov, Cherepanov, Sauer, Sanguinetti, Byers, Moore...

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