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04-17-2010, 07:11 PM
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2010-2011 Lineup Predictions and Speculation

Okay folks, I love lineup speculation, and I want to hear your opinions.

Who do you think we will (re)sign and let go? How do you think the lines will look?

Only one rule: You must justify your signings to fit the cap. Please, I don't want to see "hurr lets just sign kovalchuk and we'll be aokay." Players should be paid realistically. Brashear still counts against the cap. Redden can be buried. MDZ has bonuses but they can carry over to 2011-2012. MZA will also have bonuses.

Without further ado, here are my 2010-2011 New York Rangers:

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Vaclav Prospal Erik Christensen Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky Artem Anisimov Mats Zuccarello-Aasen
Sean Avery Chris Drury Ryan Callahan
Brandon Prust Brian Boyle Jody Shelley

Left Defense Right Defense
Marc Staal Anton Volchenkov
Michael Del Zotto Daniel Girardi
Michal Rozsival Bobby Sanguinetti

Henrik Lundqvist
Alex Auld

Signings: Anton Volchenkov, Mats Zuccarello-Aasen
Re-signings: Marc Staal, Daniel Girardi, Vaclav Prospal, Alex Auld, Erik Christensen, Brandon Prust, Jody Shelley
Let go: Olli Jokinen, Enver Lisin, Anders Eriksson, Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau
Demoted: Wade Redden, Matt Gilroy, Aaron Voros
Cap Liability: Donald Brashear

Player Bonus Cap Hit
Marian Gaborik - $7,500,000
Chris Drury - $7,050,000
Henrik Lundqvist - $6,875,000
Michal Rozsival - $5,000,000
Anton Volchenkov - $4,550,000
Marc Staal - $3,500,000
Vaclav Prospal - $2,500,000
Daniel Girardi - $2,500,000
Ryan Callahan - $2,300,000
Sean Avery - $1,937,500
Brandon Dubinsky - $1,850,000
Donald Brashear - $1,400,000
Michael Del Zotto ($212,500) $1,087,500
Alex Auld - $1,000,000
Mats Zuccarello-Aasen (?) $900,000
Bobby Sanguinetti - $855,000
Erik Christensen - $850,000
Artem Anisimov - $821,666
Brandon Prust - $750,000
Jody Shelley - $725,000
Brian Boyle - $525,000

Category Totals
Roster Size 20
Salary Cap $56,800,000
Payroll $54,476,666
Bonuses $212,500 + (?)
Cap Space $2,535,834 (?)

At this point I don't want to speculate about trades, but I imagine we make a move or two. We have around $2.5 million in cap space to fill a 13th forward and/or a 7th defenseman. Sanguinetti and Gilroy can be interchangeable, or both can be carried and one can be the 7th defenseman, leaving around $800k in cap space for a 13th forward.

Give it your best shot, Rangers fans.

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