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11-15-2011, 03:24 AM
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Originally Posted by RangerEsq View Post
If the cap remains the same, there's no way you can argue the Rangers can't afford Parise. WW, MZA, Feds, Avery, Eminger, Stralman and Drury reduce our cap exposure about $13.
That all depends on what our situation on two-way contracts looks like too. You're assuming that they won't qualify MZA and Stralman who are RFAs. Your scenario puts us awfully close to the summer cap. And that's also assuming that Parise signs for only $7m, which is as likely as it isn't. On top of that, in your scenario, when McDonagh, Sauer, Anisimov, Stepan and Hagelin are all due for raises, you're going to have at least $53m tied up already. Do you think $11m (or less) is even going to cover those 5 plus 2 more roster players? Don't be shocked to see the cap frozen for two years and then drop in year 3, or some such structure. Honestly, our best hope to get Parise is if the market drops out from under him due to uncertainty with the CBA.

What makes me most uncomfortable is that you're going to put the Rangers in a situation where you're going to possibly end up making roster decisions in camp based on the salary cap and, beyond specific player issues like Redden, that's never a good idea.

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