After the announcement of Derrick Brassard’s five-year, $25 million contract, many Rangers fans criticized the size of the deal because of the club’s cap situation.
However, in reality, the Rangers financial situation is more than sound…
If Moore comes in around $1M, and last 2 F spots go to Miller and Fast, #NYR would open season with about $1.3M of space…
— Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) July 28, 2014
In fact, that number would jump to around $1.5M if Lindberg ($675K per) made the team over Fast ($805K) or Miller ($894).
…at the end of the day, Sather didn’t overpay for his three replaceable UFAs and is going to get his four must sign RFAs in the clubhouse for $12M. That’s no easy feat and he should be praised for it.
…i know Rangers fans cringe at giving a player who’s never surpassed 20 goals or 50 points in a season a deal worth $5M annually. But let me ask you this, would you rather go back to the days when Sather was overpaying players coming OUT of their prime for past performance? I don’t know about you, but I like the idea of paying one of our own players going INTO his prime for potential output. But that’s just me.
While the Rangers look to have the cap space to re-sign Dan Carcillo, it sounds like they might have some competition as the Capitals could be a team interested in the agitator’s services.
The Rangers reportedly have no plans at the moment to re-sign Carcillo, but the door has not been closed on the possibility.