Thread: Salary Cap: $64.3M Upper Limit for '11-'12
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06-20-2011, 06:27 AM
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With the cap going up $1.5m more than estimate used in Tawnos' previous calculations, the Rangers now definitely have more breathing room in re-signing their RFAs and pursuing UFA(s).

Their summer cap (a $64m during the season cap results in a $70.4m summer cap) is as follows:


Marian Gaborik ($7.500m) / Chris Drury ($7.050m) / Wojtek Wolski ($3.800m)
Sean Avery ($1.937m) / Brandon Prust ($0.800m) / Erik Christensen ($0.925m)
Derek Stepan ($0.875m) / Evgeny Grachev ($0.070m) / Mats Zuccarello ($0.940m)
/ Kris Newbury ($0.093m)

Marc Staal ($3.975m) / Daniel Girardi ($3.325m)
Wade Redden ($6.500m) / Ryan McDonagh ($0.684m)
Michael DelZotto ($0.689m)

Henrik Lundqvist ($6.875m) / Martin Biron ($0.875m) / Cam Talbot ($0.004m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $70,400,000; CAP PAYROLL: $46,921,998; BONUSES: $0
CAP SPACE (18-man roster): $23,478,002

After accouting for RFAs, they should now have more than $10m for UFA(s) with 2-3 holes on the roster (#1C, #6 or #7 defenseman, and 3rd or 4th line LW to be filled with UFA(s) or from within their own system [with Hagelin, Grachev, Kreider {if he leaves BC}, Del Zotto, Valentenko, or Kundratek probably being the most likely possible candiades]). If they buyout Wolski, that cap space will increase to $13.3m, but they will then also need a 2nd or 3rd line LW.

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