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09-23-2011, 10:51 AM
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This makes me extremely happy. His kind of upside is needed ...and although I love Avery, we have enough lower-skill guys...we need the offensive boost, plus MZA can improve and become a key guy within a few years.

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09-23-2011, 11:13 AM
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well good for him. Is the cap not going to be really tight? Assuming EC is gone and Avery is the spare?

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09-23-2011, 11:23 AM
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well good for him. Is the cap not going to be really tight? Assuming EC is gone and Avery is the spare?
Tight but it works...
Rangers know a good portion of MZAs bonuses will never be fullfilled either...


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FORWARDS
Wojtek Wolski ($3.800m) / Brad Richards ($6.666m) / Marian Gaborik ($7.500m)
Brandon Dubinsky ($4.200m) / Artem Anisimov ($1.875m) / Ryan Callahan ($4.275m)
Ruslan Fedotenko ($1.400m) / Brian Boyle ($1.700m) / Brandon Prust ($0.800m)
Michael Rupp ($1.500m) / Derek Stepan ($0.875m) / Mats Zuccarello-Aasen ($1.750m)
Sean Avery ($1.937m)

DEFENSEMEN
Marc Staal ($3.975m) / Daniel Girardi ($3.325m)
Ryan McDonagh ($1.300m) / Mike Sauer ($1.250m)
Michael Del Zotto ($1.087m) / Tim Erixon ($1.750m)
Steve Eminger ($0.800m)

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

BUYOUTS: Chris Drury ($3.716m)
CARRY-OVER BONUS PENALTY: $527,000

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(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $63,760,334; BONUSES: $2,337,500
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $539,666

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09-23-2011, 11:27 AM
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Tight but it works...
Rangers know a good portion of MZAs bonuses will never be fullfilled either...


CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR

FORWARDS
Wojtek Wolski ($3.800m) / Brad Richards ($6.666m) / Marian Gaborik ($7.500m)
Brandon Dubinsky ($4.200m) / Artem Anisimov ($1.875m) / Ryan Callahan ($4.275m)
Ruslan Fedotenko ($1.400m) / Brian Boyle ($1.700m) / Brandon Prust ($0.800m)
Michael Rupp ($1.500m) / Derek Stepan ($0.875m) / Mats Zuccarello-Aasen ($1.750m)
Sean Avery ($1.937m)

DEFENSEMEN
Marc Staal ($3.975m) / Daniel Girardi ($3.325m)
Ryan McDonagh ($1.300m) / Mike Sauer ($1.250m)
Michael Del Zotto ($1.087m) / Tim Erixon ($1.750m)
Steve Eminger ($0.800m)

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

BUYOUTS: Chris Drury ($3.716m)
CARRY-OVER BONUS PENALTY: $527,000

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $63,760,334; BONUSES: $2,337,500
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $539,666
They better be 100% sure because I dont think you can carry over bonuses into next season as their is no CBA.....

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09-23-2011, 11:35 AM
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They better be 100% sure because I dont think you can carry over bonuses into next season as their is no CBA.....
True, true. Some of these bonuses are basically unfullfillable. i think a NYR scout mentioned this to my brother. Often Europeans get very high bonus figures that never add up.
But then again - on the other hand, if there is no CBA - what can the punishment and consequences be if they excede this?
None really - the way I see it...

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09-23-2011, 11:40 AM
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True, true. Some of these bonuses are basically unfullfillable. i think a NYR scout mentioned this to my brother. Often Europeans get very high bonus figures that never add up.
But then again - on the other hand, if there is no CBA - what can the punishment and consequences be if they excede this?
None really - the way I see it...
They can't I believe. They have to keep the cap space available. I believe it is like a hard figure.

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09-28-2011, 10:34 AM
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Torts was pleased (somewhat, seeing how he bashed everyone yesterday) with how Zuke played against the flyers, saying that he is improving his play where needed:

http://www.blueshirtbanter.com/2011/...-home-with-flu

With the rest of the preseason games played on europe sized rinks, I feel Zuke is going to take the 3rd line spot and maybe more.

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09-28-2011, 11:00 AM
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They better be 100% sure because I dont think you can carry over bonuses into next season as their is no CBA.....
Bonuses can't be carried over, but those numbers are without the bonus cushion. So we are fine. 539k is enough for injury callups and to make a minor deal at the deadline. If it becomes impossible for a bonus to be earned, I imagine we are then free to spend that money on someone else.

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Torts was pleased (somewhat, seeing how he bashed everyone yesterday) with how Zuke played against the flyers, saying that he is improving his play where needed:

http://www.blueshirtbanter.com/2011/...-home-with-flu

With the rest of the preseason games played on europe sized rinks, I feel Zuke is going to take the 3rd line spot and maybe more.
i never actually heard anything he said...audio? video? transcript?

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09-28-2011, 11:52 AM
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i never actually heard anything he said...audio? video? transcript?
http://bleedingallblue.blogspot.com/...-practice.html

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Torts interview by Andrew Gross

Torts on Zuccarello:

"Mats Zuccarello, too, is looking for a permanent spot on the team after the Norwegian split his first season in North American between the Rangers and Connecticut (AHL).

“I thought it was a tremendous year for him and I liked the way he handled himself, coming over here and playing in the big rinks,” Tortorella said. “Really I thought he was a little bit overwhelmed early on. He knew. He didn’t put up a fight. He self-assessed the proper way and went down. Really he had an impact as far as us getting in (the playoffs) in some of the things he did, especially the shootout. The second year comes along, he understands us better, we understand him better and you’re always looking for consistency. He knows where he’s at. He knows where he’s fighting to get a job and he knows he’s in a fight.”
"Last year was a great year for him to understand how to play in the small buildings and understand the National Hockey League and North American hockey," the coach said."

Big rinks and small buildings. Torts gets everything wrong.

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09-29-2011, 05:13 PM
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This kid can play a legit role on this team. He has the vision/creativity that many on the team outside of Richards and Gabs do not have. I would play him 12-14 minutes a game including some PP time down low not at the point. I would use him in 4 on 4 OT situations as well as shootouts. As a rookie in North America he put up pretty respectable stats in 42 games. In his second season. I would be surprised if he doesnt more than double them. I think his teammates really respect him. Despite his size he throws the body and doesnt back down to anyone.

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FWIW, I just woke up from a dream in which MZA scored the first goal of the season for the Rangers. After being denied on a ridiculous move on a partial breakaway, he ended up stuffing the puck home after some good puck recovery/board work by his linemates.

This WILL happen.

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