Thread: Salary Cap: $64.3M Upper Limit for '11-'12
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11-17-2010, 06:58 AM
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$64.3M Upper Limit for '11-'12

Was looking at the numbers yesterday.

Salary commitments for next season. If the cap stays in the same range,Rangers will have nearly $18 million to spend. 13 players signed for next season.


Marian Gaborik ($7.500m) / Chris Drury ($7.050m) / Sean Avery ($1.937m)
Derek Boogaard ($1.625m) / Erik Christensen ($0.925m) / Derek Stepan ($0.875m)
Brandon Prust ($0.800m)

Michal Rozsival ($5.000m) / Marc Staal ($3.975m)
Daniel Girardi ($3.325m) / Michael Del Zotto ($1.087m)

Henrik Lundqvist ($6.875m) /Martin Biron ($0.875m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled using the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $59,400,000; CAP PAYROLL: $41,850,000; BONUSES: $212,500
CAP SPACE (13-man roster): $17,762,500

Remember that there will be no bonus cushion for 2011-12 because the CBA expires in September 2012. Can't rollover bonuses into a season which isn't covered in the CBA. Rangers are currently using bonus cushion but they can make the proper adjustments before the season ends to not have money rollover to next season. That cushion won't exist unless a new CBA is agreed upon prior to next June. No chance

Free agent list

Key group II-Ryan Callahan,Brandon Dubinsky,Artem Anisimov,Michael Sauer and Brian Boyle. All of them are arbitration eligible except for AA. Callahan and Boyle are one year away from group III so if they sign a 1 year deal,they become Group III's in 2012.

Looking at Callahan-Patrick Sharp is a good comparable. Signed a 4 year extension which kicked in for 2008-09. $15.6 million. $3.3 million as a group II. Last 3 years are group III. $3.9 million cap hit.

$3.3 million
$4 million
$4.1 million
$4.2 million

Not easy to find a comparable for Boyle but there is David Steckel. Signed a 3 year deal as a group III for $3.3 million. Somewhere in the $1 million range for Boyle.

Dubinsky is a 2 years away from group III. Have to figure close to $4 million per. Depending upon how he plays,could be more than $4 million. His agent Kurt Overhardt will have the hammer this time. He wanted $4 million per last summer. Overhardt got Travis Zajac 4 years/$15.5 million which includes 1 year of group III. Overhardt got Kesler $5 million per. 6 years. $30 million. Last 4 years are group III years.

$1-$1.3 million for Sauer. 3 years away from group III.

AA is 4 years away from group III. 2 year worth close to $2 million per or more money in a longer term deal. Claude Giroux got David Krejci money when both players were not eligible for arbitration. 3 years/$11.25 million. Gotta figure Dubinsky is looking at those contracts as the minimum for him. AA too.

$12 million(ballpark) to sign all 5 players. It will probably be more than $12 million. They would still need to fill out the roster.

Besides Erik Christensen,have to figure all of the signed players will be back. Not that many cap casualty candidates. Chris Drury has a NMC and Michal Rozsival($3 million salary in 11-12) has a limited NTC. Both players are in the last season of their contracts in 11-12. For the Rangers to be free agent players this summer,one of them will have to be moved. Drury isn't going anywhere with the NMC. The Rangers would have to replace Rozsival's 20 plus minutes a game and the replacement won't be cheap. The Rangers are better off keeping Rozsival. Let the two contracts expire when the CBA is close to expiring. The Rangers have the space to re-sign all of their key free agents and probably add a free agent winger on a 1 year deal similar to Alex Frolov. Maybe it's Frolov if can click with Marian Gaborik and its another soft market next summer. CBA will expire and the rules will change. Sign all of the key players. Have the expiring contracts coming off the books after 2012.

Chart by Tawnos:

NameCap HitTypeDays
Marian Gaborik7,500,000One-wayN/A
Brad Richards6,666,667One-wayN/A
Wojtek Wolski3,800,000One-wayN/A
Sean Avery1,937,500One-wayN/A
Artem Anisimov1,875,000One-wayN/A
Mike Rupp1,500,000One-wayN/A
Ruslan Fedotenko1,400,000One-wayN/A
Brandon Prust800,000One-wayN/A
Erik Christensen925,000One-wayN/A
Derek Stepan875,000Two-wayFull
Mats Zuccarello940,860Two-way100
John Mitchell440,323Two-Way126
Kris Newbury93,683Two-way34
Dale Weise81,317Two-way25
Chad Kolarik16,935Two-way6
Ryan Callahan2,400,000QON/A
Brandon Dubinsky2,000,000QON/A
Brian Boyle577,500QON/A
Andreas Thuresson30,605QO9
NameCap HitTypeDays
Wade Redden6,500,000One-wayN/A
Marc Staal3,975,000One-wayN/A
Dan Girardi3,325,000One-wayN/A
Michael Sauer1,250,000One-wayN/A
Michael DelZotto689,919Two-way118
Ryan McDonagh684,946Two-way98
NameCap HitTypeDays
Henrik Lundqvist6,875,000One-wayN/A
Martin Biron875,000One-wayN/A
Cam Talbot4,839Two-way1
Chad Johnson140,753QO40
NameCap Hit
Chris Drury3,716,667

Cap HitCap Ceiling10% CushionCap Space

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