Thread: Rumor: Trade Rumor Thread XIII
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01-23-2014, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
Nick Kypreos reported last week SJ was close to re-signing both Thornton and Marleau for the same money they are making now for the next 4-5 years. If you look at the Rangers cap situation,they have some decisions to make. $21M in Nash,Hank and McD. Add $12M for Girardi and Callahan. Richards replacment if they go that way will get $7M. $40M in six players. Add $14M in Staal,Stepan,Klein,Hagelin and Dorsett. 11 players. $54M. 3 arb players in Kreider,Zuccarello and Brassard. How much for all 3? $10M? More? Say its $10M. $64M in 14 players. $560,000 for Talbot. 15 players. John Moore. How much in a 2 year bridge? $1.5M-$2M. $66M plus in 16 players. $71M cap. Leave $1M to operate the team. Fill out the roster. Doesn't include Stralman or any of the 4th liners. No improvements. If the Rangers wanted to give Kreids a long term deal instead of their standard 2 year bridge,they really don't have the space.
This pretty much says it all. Richards out, one of Statsny or Thornton in. Only 1M left to round out roster. That's assuming, of course, one of Statsny or Thornton actually makes it to free agency. This team is built for playoff revenue, not the Cup.

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