Arthur Staple at Newsday tweets that if the new CBA includes two buyouts the Rangers could use them on Wade Redden and Marian Gaborik.
Gaborik has another year on his contract at $7.5 million per, while Redden also has just one year left but at $6.5 million.
…if Redden's salary is going to count against the Rangers cap under a new CBA, he's an obvious choice, but I think Staple is way off on his Gaborik pick. I know he had major shoulder surgery but the last time I checked, he scored 41 goals last year. You also might remember a certain triple overtime winner in the playoffs. The guy, when healthy, can flat out score, so if they were to buy him out, who exactly are the Rangers replacing his scoring with?
…and in a complete oddity, since the 2004-05 lockout Gaborik tends to have exceptional seasons in odd numbered years, so he should be at his best for the 2013-14 season.