Rangers trying to get rid of Avery
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10-04-2011, 08:51 AM
Change is good.
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Originally Posted by
I wonder how much cap hit is going to factor here? Specifically thinking down the road, like trade deadline. If the Rangers are in a good position at the deadline and someone significant becomes available they will probably need some cap room for that said person to fit in and stay under the cap ceiling. So, how will that factor in the clubs decision? To me, Avery is the better overall player however
is he double the player that Eric Christensen is like his cap hit suggests?
Maybe the decision is going to be
who gets you more bang for the buck?
Originally Posted by
See but that's not true.
Saving his daily cap hit will add up every day he is not on the roster.
This is why the Rangers had to roll over bonuses this season, Todd White was paid to sit in the press-box and his salary screwed the Rangers.
This (and the fact that Christensen is more versatile in the number of positions he can play) is why I voted for Christensen, despite the fact that I readily acknowledge that Sean has been the better player this preseason.
I think that a lot of people don't get how the salary cap works in the NHL. Under the NHL system, you get X dollars to spend for the whole year; it's NOT what the annual cap hit of your players adds up to at any one time. So, for example, using simple math: if the cap were $100 and you start the season with a roster that only costs $90, at the halfway point of the season you would have paid all your players $45 ($90/2) and would have $55 left to spend. Since your players will only be due $45 for the rest of the year, you could then acquire a superstar player with a salary of $20 since he would only have $10 left due to him for the rest of the year. You could not have acquired this player at the beginning of the year, because your cap number would have been $90 + $20 = $110. But,
because you banked cap space
for the first half, you gain a lot of flexibility for the second half.
This is why I think the situation is a lot more complicated than people make it out to be - as I said before, remember that the position they're fighting over is
3rd line winger - Zuccarello has already won that battle. They're fighting for a spot that is not intended to see any game minutes; they're fighting over 13th forward who is intended to sit in the press box for the majority of the season. Salary cap implications play a huge role.
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