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06-21-2010, 12:47 AM
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lisin brashear 10th overall

to carolina for

samsonov, 7th overall?

that jump is prob worth a 2nd given who will still be available, I think its good compensation for helping car shed 2.4MM and giving babchuk a russian buddy on the team.

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06-21-2010, 12:50 AM
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lisin brashear 10th overall

to carolina for

samsonov, 7th overall?

that jump is prob worth a 2nd given who will still be available, I think its good compensation for helping car shed 2.4MM and giving babchuk a russian buddy on the team.


Really? Do you think Carolina would even sniff........never mind bite? Impossible!

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06-21-2010, 12:58 AM
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It's simple:

Brashear is a 35+ player, which means that if we keep, his $1.4MM in salary counts against the cap no matter what. Doesn't matter if we play him, demote him, buy him out or he retires - we still take a $1.4MM cap hit for the season.

There are exactly two ways to avoid this problem: 1) Brashear does something to void his contract or 2) the Rangers trade him. Obviously, solution 1 is completely outside the Rangers control and Brashear, as a declining bruiser not likely to get another contract, is hardly likely to cooperate (and if collusion were proved, it wouln't matter anyway). So that leaves trading him and making him someone else's problem.

Brooks's solution therefore makes a lot of sense. There are a bunch of small budget teams in the league who a) care a lot more about real money costs than cap numbers and b) have internal caps well below the league cap. So you find one with a player who is fairly crapulent, who has a real cost significantly higher than the $1.4MM owed to Brashear, who has one year left on his contract - and, importantly, who is not a 35+ player. Witt from the Isles is a good example.

So, you trade Brashear for Witt (or someone similar). The Rangers take on Witt's contract, which has a cap hit of $2.5MM and a real money cost of $2.5MM. They demote him to the AHL, thus maintaining the real cost, but eliminating the cap hit entirely. (To be clear, the Rangers do not buy out anyone.) Meanwhile the Isles take on Brashear's contract. They then buy him out, thus bringing the real cost down to $867K (and only $433K per year over two years), but maintaining the cap hit of $1.4MM.

So, here are the net effects to both teams:

-Rangers: cap hit reduced by $1.4MM; payroll increased by $1.1MM (Witt's $2.5MM minus Brashear's $1.4MM).

-Isles: cap hit increased by $1.4MM (since they had demoted Witt to the minors); payroll decreased by $1.633M (Witt's $2.5MM minus Brashear's buyout number of $867K).


Great solution. Too bad The Isles will never buy it! This is (almost) word for Word a larry brooks article (oddly enough.......from today) Chance? No....not so much!. It ain't happening! Move on............

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I've been saying that Sather has turned some kind of corner and is actually steering the team in a positive direction for once. Seeing that he refused to trade a top prospect for an aging declining veteran...well it's a small step but it...snifff...makes me so damn happy Oh god I'm just so happy!!!! (Now he will sign marleau for 10 mil per)

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06-21-2010, 08:49 AM
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I've been saying that Sather has turned some kind of corner and is actually steering the team in a positive direction for once. Seeing that he refused to trade a top prospect for an aging declining veteran...well it's a small step but it...snifff...makes me so damn happy Oh god I'm just so happy!!!! (Now he will sign marleau for 10 mil per)

Sather passed on Arnott because he thinks Messier will fit just fine on the 1st line center role. And Messier will come at a 10% senior discount! 8 years at 7.2 per!

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