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06-10-2011, 03:26 AM
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'He's gone--it's that simple'.

At the end of the day you can't plug a $7 mil per year contract into a 4th line center vacancy and expect to be a legit competitive team. Whatever intangibles Drury brings it's not enough in such a situation. His game just deteriorated and IMO it wasn't just injuries. $7 mil is way too much money to spend on a 4th line let alone one player. It's more money than should be spent on a third line. Last year the line of Boyle--500 k--Prust--800 k and Fedotenko--1 mil came in altogether at a very reasonably $2.3 mil--less than one third the cost of Drury. Those 3 all played well--Drury when he wasn't injured did not.

Whether or not the Rangers get Richards this Drury buyout needs to be done. If the Rangers don't get Richards they can try for one of the younger free agent d-men who can either add mean or pwp experience to the team and/or look at guys like Jokinen or Laich and/or they can try to deal for a guy like Stastny. There are options other than Richards.

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06-10-2011, 03:42 AM
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Its a shame the Rangers can't just renegotiate his deal. I like Drury as a two-mill-per-season third-line center.

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06-10-2011, 03:46 AM
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If the Rangers got Drury to agree to a trade and he was then bought out by the new club, would the Rangers be able to negotiate a new deal with him for this season?

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If the Rangers got Drury to agree to a trade and he was then bought out by the new club, would the Rangers be able to negotiate a new deal with him for this season?

Yes.

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06-10-2011, 04:27 AM
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Brooks is now hedging a bit on Wolski

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The Post has learned the team does not intend to buy out Wojtek Wolski in the initial June window -- the winger carries a $3.8 million charge -- but the possibility remains under consideration if deemed necessary in August.
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Edmonton was planning to buyout Robert Nilsson,Ethan Moreau and Patrick O'Sullivan last June. They bought out just Nilsson for 1/3. A player has to clear waivers as part of the process. Moreau was claimed by Columbus. O'Sullivan was bought out by Phoenix as part of a trade.

The Rangers have until June 30.

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06-10-2011, 05:33 AM
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Brooks is now hedging a bit on Wolski



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i assume that is if they need to get back under the 10%

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06-10-2011, 05:47 AM
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i assume that is if they need to get back under the 10%
A team can not be over the upper limit plus 10% summer bump.

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06-10-2011, 05:49 AM
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As an organization that prides itself on doing everything in a first-class manner, the Rangers should finalize Drury's buyout quickly, giving him the greatest possible time to find a new team
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ho...#ixzz1OrwPMeoZ

No the CBA says the Rangers have until June 30.

Drury will have plenty of time to find a new team.

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Drury buyout

$63.5M upper limit.

Christensen's $925,000 is traded for a late round pick. MZA is assigned to the AHL. $1.75M cap # with no bonus cushion. Unless he has a great camp,its back to the AHL. The Rangers could bring him back later in the season when the bonuses become unreachable and his salary is pro-rated.

Callahan and Dubinsky get $4M each.
AA gets $2m
Boyle signs for 3 years/$4.5M. Sauer 2 years/$3M.
No Gilroy with Erixon on the team.

The Rangers will take a penalty over performance bonuses.

CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR

FORWARDS
Brandon Dubinsky ($4.000m) / Derek Stepan ($0.875m) / Marian Gaborik ($7.500m)
Wojtek Wolski ($3.800m) / Artem Anisimov ($2.000m) / Ryan Callahan ($4.000m)
Sean Avery ($1.937m) / Brian Boyle ($1.500m) / Brandon Prust ($0.800m)
/ Chris Drury ($3.716m)

DEFENSEMEN
Marc Staal ($3.975m) / Daniel Girardi ($3.325m)
Ryan McDonagh ($1.300m) / Mike Sauer ($1.500m)
Tim Erixon ($1.750m) /
Michael Del Zotto ($1.087m)

GOALTENDERS
Henrik Lundqvist ($6.875m) / Martin Biron ($0.875m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $63,500,000; CAP PAYROLL: $50,816,667; BONUSES: $1,487,500
CAP SPACE (18-man roster): $12,683,333

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06-10-2011, 07:21 AM
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Straka, Nylander, Shanahan, Gaborik (to some degree) were good. So it's not as if every signing has turned sour.
No you're absolutely correct...but I think if you add them the minus outweigh his plus. And aside from Gaborik he has had much more success in his mid-level $ signings, IIRC aside from Gaborik in your list above most of those deals were pretty cap friendly...but my mind isn't what it used to be

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06-10-2011, 07:45 AM
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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $63,500,000; CAP PAYROLL: $50,816,667; BONUSES: $1,487,500
CAP SPACE (18-man roster): $12,683,333
Man. The thought of Sather with $12MM in cap space just scares the crap out of me. If Richards balks at our offer and heads elsewhere, I can only imagine what kind of damage he could possibly do.

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06-10-2011, 07:50 AM
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Brooks is now hedging a bit on Wolski

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/range...-rss&FEEDNAME=
I am not suprised about Wolski.

If we bought him out, odds are not small that we would stand there looking at someone exactly like him this fall anyway. We got Frolov at first, then WW to replace Frolov. Two identical players almost. We knew what we got. But we got it because we didn't have any alternatives.

Also, I am not sure that WW could not be traded. If not for the whole x teams in 12 month thing, he still ought to have some value. He didn't suck for us, he just did not break out.

Could he even work on Richards wing? Who knows.

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06-10-2011, 08:19 AM
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Well, the Rangers have almost a month to figure out contracts with Dubinsky and Callahan, even if they're nto done by then they will probably have an idea of where they'll end up (or a high range at least), and can know ho much cap space they have to sign someone like Richards, so they can decide on June 30th whether they need to buy out Wolski or wait and see if they "need" to buy him out in August

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06-10-2011, 08:23 AM
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At the end of the day the reports are all the same really. He's done as a Ranger... Bought out? Maybe not but we won't be seeing him this season in Blue and we will have a new captain.

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New HF blog post on this issue at http://hfrangersblog.com/2011/06/10/...e-cap-numbers/

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Quite honestly, would it shock anyone to hear that BR was willing to go to NY at the deadline to help his former team, kick the tires on NY BUT WITH EVERY INTENTION OF STILL HITTING UFA? If that's the case and even then wanted Tampa... He's giving a service for that trade and wouldn't feel pressure to sign anywhere. Makes complete sense to me why he would waive at the deadline for us but has Tampa as his fav now.

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06-10-2011, 08:46 AM
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i assume that is if they need to get back under the 10%
i think its more about whether or not a better option comes along between now and then...if a better lw becomes available via trade, buyout, not being qualified, etc then they could buyout wolski. but they don't want to buyout wolski and then not be able to replace him.

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06-10-2011, 08:49 AM
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I am not suprised about Wolski.

If we bought him out, odds are not small that we would stand there looking at someone exactly like him this fall anyway. We got Frolov at first, then WW to replace Frolov. Two identical players almost. We knew what we got. But we got it because we didn't have any alternatives.
more importantly a similar player on a multi-year deal...a guy like jussi jokinen would be a slight upgrade but you'd probably have to commit the same $$ for 3-4 years. while wolski comes off the books at the end of the year when better options should be available.

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06-10-2011, 08:53 AM
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Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ho...#ixzz1OrwPMeoZ

No the CBA says the Rangers have until June 30.

Drury will have plenty of time to find a new team.
thats a silly comment by jesse. the buyout has to be done by june 30th. drury can't talk to team as a UFA until july 1st. so who cares. its not like if they buy him out today that he could sign with someone this weekend.

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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $63,500,000; CAP PAYROLL: $50,816,667; BONUSES: $1,487,500
CAP SPACE (18-man roster): $12,683,333
minor correction...that would be a 17-man roster. its counting drury as a roster player.

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06-10-2011, 09:42 AM
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Jussi Jokinen would find himself benched often and in a reduced role just as often as Wolski.

Soft players are not what Tortorella likes to use.

Jokinen would NOT fit here.

Cole on the other hand, would fit like a glove.

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I wouldn't mind Leino on this team actually. He has to go too. Flyers need all the cap room to sign to Bryzgalov.

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Why no one is commenting in on the trade comment for similar but longer contract?

I'm not too versed on such contracts so can anyone put a list of players with 2-3 years remaining on current contracts with $6+ million/year and underperforming? Their current teams might seek "rejuvinated" Drury for leadership. And I'm aware that Drury has NMC that would require his

Campbell (Chicago)
Heatley (San Jose)
Gomez (Montreal) (just kidding)

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Man. The thought of Sather with $12MM in cap space just scares the crap out of me. If Richards balks at our offer and heads elsewhere, I can only imagine what kind of damage he could possibly do.
Yeah that is scary. I'd hope, if they lose out on Richards, that he doesn't give out more than a 1 year deal to a vet or 1-year stopgap.

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