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09-08-2013, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by BBKers View Post
  • Sign Stepan for 2 years @ 2,9 bridge deal
  • Sign Vinny Prospal on a one year deal at $1,1 M + $1,1 M in deferable bonuses
  • Put Cally and Hagelin on LTIR to start The season
  • Waive Asham and Powe (providing veteran leadership to an awfully young team in Hartford)
  • Demote Johnsson
  • Promote one of Mashinter or Haley (for "toughness")
  • Let Miller/Kristo/Fast battle it out for a RW role whilst Cally is out
  • If Lindberg is ready in camp, which he very well might be, maybe something can be worked out with Pyatt or Boyle (ie ina trade)
When Cally and Hagelin return, causing some roster movement (trades or demotion) to be necessary to become cap compliable, then that is one deep team. Hopefully Big Macs development and Robocops presence on the bench will invigorate the necessary grit some people say we now lack. One of Mashinter/Haley will likely be around to battle the bad guys in heated matchups.
Chris Kreider needs to come out of the gates at full speed with a chip on his shoulder. He has a lot to prove. For the Ranger to succeed then Brad Richards obviously needs a bounce back year. Just on note, he is basically playing for his next contract assuming he is bought out after this year with the one remaining compliance buyout the Rangers still hold (as if he has $$$ worries anyways). Most of the team - up to 18 players!!!! - are in a vital contract year. Should be very interesting to follow how that develops as it could push players over the top. Time will tell...

Vinny Prospal ($1.100m) / Brad Richards ($6.667m) / Rick Nash ($7.800m)
Chris Kreider ($1.325m) / Derek Stepan ($2.900m) / One of J.T. Miller/Danny Kristo/Jesper Fast ($1.244m)
Benoit Pouliot ($1.300m) / Derick Brassard ($3.200m) / Mats Zuccarello ($1.150m)
Brian Boyle ($1.700m) / Dominic Moore ($1.000m) / Derek Dorsett ($1.633m)
Taylor Pyatt ($1.550m) / Brandon Mashinter or Micheal Haley $0.605m)

Ryan McDonagh ($4.700m) / Dan Girardi ($3.325m)
Marc Staal ($3.975m) / Anton Stralman ($1.700m)
Michael Del Zotto ($2.550m) / John Moore ($0.965m)
Justin Falk ($0.975m)

Henrik Lundqvist ($6.875m)
Martin Biron ($1.300m)

Ryan Callahan ($4.275m)
Carl Hagelin ($2.250m)

Buried: Arron Asham ($0.075m)
Buried: Darroll Powe ($0.142m)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000
CAP PAYROLL: $66,280,833
BONUSES: $2,387,500
CAP SPACE (25-man roster with 2 players on LTIR ):- $693,333
Looking again noticed cally/ hags on LITR giving us short term relief. However yhe question remains if these guys should miss the first 10 games. What if they're ready after 5 games? I think we'll need the Vinny cap space. That prob rules out the UFA opportunity.

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