Thread: Salary Cap: Michael Del Zotto
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01-09-2012, 07:42 AM
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McDonagh doesn't have the 1 year between arbitration. McD signed as a 21 year old. He needs just 3 years to be arb eligible. McDonagh is arb eligible next summer. Players signing their ELCs as 18-20 year olds needs 4 years pro experience. 21 year olds need 3 years pro. 22-23 year olds needs 2 years pro. Carl Hagelin is arb eligible at the end of his 2 year ELC.

2 year ELC for a defenseman which covers 1 non-arb year and 1 arb year. Bogosian is one example for $2.5M. Niskanen is another. Usually teams re-sign their D to long term deals covering the non arb year,the arb years and group 3 years. Yandle is one. He had his breakout season and best season so far under that 2 year contract. Jack Johnson. Erik Johnson for $2.6M. DZ will have better numbers than those players.

Teams usually re-sign their young D to long term deals but sometimes those players are paid for potential than performance. Buffalo gave Tyler Myers that ridiculous contract. Hedman got $4M per. The Rangers don't reward players on potential. The 2 year deal at Bogosian/Johnson numbers is more than the Rangers have usually paid out for their other players. The Rangers don't want a 1 year deal and another arbitration case.

Erik Karlsson and John Carlson are in the same boat as DZ. These players usually don't sign until right before camp starts but those teams might wait until the CBA is settled. The Rangers might wait. The Rangers are in tricky spot.

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