DEBATE: Is the cap going down next season and how much? (And can we afford Parise?)
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11-14-2011, 07:51 PM
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I'll save this and repeat it back to both of you when the Rangers have more than $7 in cap space available under the new deal, assuming we don't re-sign any of our UFAs or MZA.
Well, 50% of HRR based on last year's info would be $56.3m Cap per team. So let's say NHL revenues bump to $3.5B and the new standard is immediately set at 50%. The Cap would be set at $58.3m. The Rangers currently have $47m on the CURRENT roster allocated for next season. They have 8 forwards signed, 4 defensemen and 1 goalie. Without a rollback, they're only working with $11.3m to bring in at least 7 roster players. Add Parise at $7m and you're talking about $4.3m for 6 roster players. Impossible.
And this is why the situation is unworkable. Either the NHLPA agrees to the immediate rollbacks or the NHL agrees to a gradual reduction in cap. Keep in mind that keeping the Cap stagnant until revenue catches up means that, on a $3.5B revenue stream, the current Cap represents 55% in player salaries.
Last edited by Tawnos: 11-14-2011 at
. Reason: correction on salary commitments
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