IN THE FORUMS >> VIEWS REPLIES  
  ■  Lafreniere Signed 798 29  
  ■  Rangers pick first. 2475 86  
  ■  Doc Emmerick Retiring 304 16  
  ■  NYR Free Agent News - Strome, Di Giuseppe, Craw... 759 27  
  ■  RESIGNED - Fontaine & Raddysh 211 2  
  ■  DeAngelo signs 279 10  
  ■  2 RFA's File for Arbitration - Dates Set 294 8  
OTG POLL

What is your opinion of the Jack Johnson signing?

Terrible
Whatever
Interesting
Good value

Previous Polls
RUMOR MILL

Thursday - December 5th

Per Elliot Friedman of Sportsnet:

Prior to the December 1st deadline, the Oikers apparently tried again to move Jesse Pujljujarvi, and the Rangers were reportedly one of the teams interested.

The trade would have involved Lias Andersson going the other way, but ultimately they could work out a deal.



  MORE RUMORS...
 INJURY REPORT
There are no significant injuries to report
 
  MORE INJURY NEWS...
SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2014
CAPTION THIS
Read the submissions so far and see if you can come up with the best caption for today's photo

Best Of:
2014-15 ~ 2013-14
2012-13 ~ 2011-12
2010-11 ~ 2009-10


Question Of The Day

September 29th, 2017

How many rostered players were on the ice for opening night 2016-17

Answer...
  BIRTHDAYS

Earl Ingarfield - 1934
Don Murdoch - 1956

  SEARCH BIRTHDAYS
  RANDOM RANGER

ANDRE DORE
(1978-1985)
  Born: Feb 11 - 1958  
  Pos: Defense  
  GP: 139  
  G: 8  
  A: 38  
  Pts: 46  
  PIMs: 153  
 
The Rangers already are at the Cap limit without Marc Staal being signed

Cap In Hand?
Posted by Toby Ivey ≡ 12/31/1899 12:39:17 AM - August 6, 2010

Pretty much since the current CBA between the NHL and player's association was signed, I have wondered how the NHL calculated the salary cap during the off-season. When could a player be reassigned to the minor leagues? How many players, and indeed, which players counted towards the cap?

So when one of the OTG faithful posed the question recently in the forums, I figured it was probably about time I did a bit of research. As it turns out, the answer is in Article 50 of the CBA (for those who want to read it themselves).

Below your find a layman's explanation for how they figure it out.

The NHL allows teams to exceed the cap by ten percent during the off-season. That means that with a hard cap of $59.4M set for this year, each team can temporarily go over by $5.94M, or up to a total of $65.34M.

The salary total for a team is then calculated the following way:

All players with one-way contracts count one hundred percent towards the cap, regardless of where they played in 2009-10 or where they are likely to play in 2010-11
,
Any bonus money that was deferred from the previous season (entry-level and 35+ year old contracts can defer bonus money one year in certain circumstances, in the Rangers' case I am not aware of any deferred bonus moneys)

Players on two-way contracts have their salary cap impact calculated on a pro-rated bases. So if they were assigned to the Rangers roster one day last year out of the 190 or so days the season went, then they'd have 190th of their salary calculated against the cap.

In addition, the value of qualifying contracts to restricted free agents made before the July 1st deadline (like the one Mark Staal received) is added to the total.

Factoring all that in, and the Rangers figure to be about $1.3M over the cap as we stand today, with about $4.6M free to acquire players through trade or free agency, or $5.4M or so to sign Marc Staal (his qualifying contract plus the outstanding cap space).

They also won't be able to remove any salary by reassigning them to Hartford until the last day of training camp, in early October. Or to put it another way: Wade Redden could be assigned to Hartford tomorrow, but his salary cap hit will remain on the books until days before the regular season kicks off.

This in part explains why the Rangers and Thrashers were able to make this week's deal. Because of the way the league measure's the cap figure during the off-season, both Donald Brashear and Patrick Rissmiller would count against the cap, despite both players seemingly destined to be in the AHL.

The subtraction of their combined $2.4M hit actually offsets the addition of the $2.3M+ of the cap hit for Todd White, plus comes with an additional bonus. Because Donald Brasher was signed to a multi-year contract after the age of 35, he would have accounted for around $1.3M (the league does give a modest $100k "discount") on the Rangers' cap total...regardless of where he played this season.

This would have hurt the Rangers, who are hard up against cap limit.

In White they do get the flexibility of potentially another forward who could contribute some scoring, or alternatively be reassigned to the AHL with no penalty to the club once the season is underway.

Of course it still leaves the Blueshirts a little vulnerable on their one remaining RFA - Marc Staal. With around $5.4M available, they should have plenty of room to sign him to a multi-year deal, even for the $4M or so he's reportedly asking for. Staal is clearly the Rangers' top defender at this time, and there would be an impact felt if he was lost for some reason.

The vulnerability lies in the ability for other teams to sign Staal to an offer sheet. Theoretically at least, another team could write a contract today to sign him to a deal of $5.5M, and the Rangers would have to find some way to divest themselves of a contract, or be forced to accept a 1st, 2nd and 3rd round pick by way of compensation.

They could certainly try and make a trade of a player, to help get back under the cap, but to say they're be in a buyer's market at that point would be an understatement.

A return of a 1st, 2nd and 3rd is almost certainly not worth it to the Rangers at this stage, and therefore the best scenario is for them to get him under contract as quickly as possible. They've already made their key UFA investments for the Summer, as well as rewarding Dan Girardi with a big contract.

The roster is pretty much set, and you're unlikely to get a better value player than Staal for the amount that it's going to take to sign him. Certainly try to drive a hard bargain, but it's time to get the deal done and start preparing for the season.


Profile of the Author:
Has been an active follower of the New York Rangers since the 1996-97 season. Began OutsideTheGarden.com in 2001, and has continued to collect data and provide analysis on the team through to the current day.

 Additional stories from Toby Ivey:


YOUR COMMENTS

 
  HEADLINES
Hartnett: Georgiev, DeAngelo ha...
- WFAN 10/16

Tony DeAngelo, Alexandar Georgi...
- New York Post 10/16

New York Rangers lock in RFA de...
- Westchester Journal News 10/15

Tony DeAngelo, Ryan Strome comp...
- New York Post 10/14

NY Rangers' Tony DeAngelo: Movi...
- Westchester Journal News 10/14

Rangers have plenty of concerns...
- New York Post 10/11

What are the NY Rangers doing? ...
- Westchester Journal News 10/11

Carpiniello: Why the Rangers ha...
- The Athletic 10/10

What Rangers strategy will be a...
- New York Post 10/9

Rangers sign Kevin Rooney, Coli...
- New York Post 10/9

More news...
  NEXT GAMES
Complete Schedule
August 8th, 2020
AIR CANADA CENTRE
  1 2 3 T
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
0:00pm -
Preview Game Thread
  STANDINGS
  Team GP W L OT Pts  
  Capitals 46 30 11 5 65  
  Bruins 46 27 8 11 65  
  Penguins 45 28 12 5 61  
  Islanders 43 27 12 4 58  
  Lightning 44 27 13 4 58  
  Maple Leafs 45 24 15 6 54  
  Hurricanes 45 27 16 2 56  
  Flyers 45 23 16 6 52  
  Blue Jackets 46 22 16 8 52  
  Panthers 44 23 16 5 51  
  Sabres 46 20 19 7 47  
  Rangers 44 21 19 4 46  
  Canadiens 46 19 20 7 45  
  Devils 44 16 21 7 39  
  Senators 45 16 22 7 39  
  Red Wings 46 12 31 3 27  
FULL STANDINGS

About Us -  Site Map  -  Contact Us


?Copyright OutsideTheGarden.com 2001-20
This site and rolex replica uk it's content is in no way affiliated replica watches sale with, or representative rolex replica sale of the 
NHL
, NHLPA or the New York Rangers