NYR have approx $11.1M to sign McDonagh, Stepan, Hagelin, Zuccarello, Falk. Another $6.43M over summer, but tight roster squeeze if no trade
— Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) July 5, 2013
…wow, that's tight. Not sure how Sather can sign all five of those guys with so little cap room. With the Rangers stock piling defensemen the last week or so you have to assume a trade has to be coming. Unless the Rangers can catch a break and get someone to take Asham or Powe off their hands. But considering no one claimed them off of waivers, I doubt it.
…got to figure McDonagh gets $4M per, Step gets $3.25M per, Hagelin gets $2.5M per, Zucc gets $1.75M per and Falk gets $1.25M. That's a total of $12.75M. Even if you minus a little from each, I don't see how Sather gets it done. I know the summer cap allows them to get it done now, but at some point they'll have to shed money.
…so what do you guys think? Trade coming?