2013 Offseason Thread Part VI: Vinny Lecavalier chooses Philly (5 years, $4.5M per)
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06-30-2013, 08:52 AM
Join Date: Sep 2010
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I just don't get how the Rangers have very little cap room when they have 14m right NOW. no one has a clue as to how much our RFAs will cost and until then saying we have no room is very wrong. Then again I'm one of the few expecting neither McD or Stepan to get as much as most think so who knows
I think it's fair to assume that our 4 RFA's will garner between 11 - 14 million, which puts us right against the cap ceiling. So there's no room to improve the roster without making a move. And aside from a few 4th liners, none of our players are really overpaid (aside from Richards, his buyout next summer will give us space for FA) so it's tough to see how Sather is going to improve the club for this season.
Think about it.
McDonagh has to be locked up; between 4 and 5 million
Stepan also should skip the bridge contract; he'll earn between 3.8 and 5
Hagelin should get around 2 million
MZA is line up for 1.5 - 2
So if this very reasonable estimation is any base, the RFA's will cost between 11 and 14 million.
Speculation of course, but these players have earned those contracts and i'd be quite surprised to expect any cap space after their signings baring any inevitable roster moves.
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