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02-18-2012, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by GAGLine View Post
McD, Hagelin, Anisimov and Sauer will all be arbitration eligible. I seriously doubt they will give McD only 2 years. He's more likely to get a Staal type deal. Artie as well is in line for a longer term deal, 3 - 4 years, which will include 1 or 2 UFA years and drive the price up a bit.

And still, you are making the assumption that the cap won't go down, when every indication is that the cap will go down. Yeah, the players are going to fight it, but since when has a players union ever won?

You can't look at the numbers and say it's doable when you have no clue what the numbers will be. McD's raise alone could be 3 mil.

The bottom line is that Nash isn't worth his contract, and he isn't worth the potential problems his contract might cause. Until we know what the next CBA brings, it would be foolish to add another big, long term contract.
Even if the NHL CBA follows the NBA model of maintaining the cap at the previous season level,the Rangers will be in a tight spot. The 2010-11 NBA cap was $58M and they agreed to keep it at $58M in the first two years of the CBA because it was going down with the cut in revenue %. 11-12 and 12-13 at $58M for the NBA. $64.3M cap this season in the NHL. The Rangers have $40M invested for 2013-14 with MDZ possibly being a group II with arb rights if he signs just a 1 year deal this summer and 4 other possible arbitration cases in McDonagh,Hagelin,Sauer and Anisimov. Stepan is a group II in 2013.

The NFL cap dropped $8M from 2009 to 2011. 2010 was an uncapped year. The cap will increase this season will increase slightly. Teams can borrow $2M from future caps. Team can carryover any space they didn't use the previous year.

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