Wolski can be bought out at a one-third rate because he is under age 26. His buyout would come with a cap charge of $467,000 this year -- a saving of $3.33 million -- and $667,000 for 2012-13.
According to Cap Geek, the Rangers hav $12.8 million left in cap space and have yet to sign Ryan Callahn, Brandon Dubinsky and Brian Boyle.
...unfortunately, it may come down to a numbers game for Wolski, but I think it'll be a big mistake to buyout a guy with his talent.
...as I said the other day, I think he would fit in real nice on a line with Richards and Gaborik and I'm very impressed that he decided to work out with Barbara Underhill this offseason.
...what do you guys think? Buyout or no buyout?
I have watched WW since he was playing for Brampton in the OHL, talented oh yes he is very talented but somewhere along the way he lost the fire which makes a difference between a great player and a bust.
Nothing is sadder to see then someone who has all the tools and does not take advantage of them.
Keep him. Gabby and Richards are going to a create a lot of space for him to score this year. He has the skill to do it, and finally will have the needed skill on his line.
Sorry folks but WW has next to no trade value given that he will have failed with 3 teams. Even teams looking to reach cap floor will say they can do better.
i'd like too see him on the opening day roster. if anything, i could see sather pulling off a deal with a team looking to get to the cap floor. bet we could get a prospect or a 2nd rounder for him.
A buyout would be a mistake. We need guys with his offensive ability on a hard-working but underwhelming offensive team. Its that simple. The minute we buy him out, we become a worse team this season.
I trust the organization. If he doesn't fit into the team's plans, trade him or buy him out. But then they have to go outside the organization to find another scorer at LW.
Keep him. See what he can do with Richards or Stephan. If things dont go smoothly, trade him at the deadline... Sather makes good trades. I feel like this would be good way to go, bit of a risk, but you can bail on it later...
They have $12.8mil in space left and $10mil in players left to re-sign. Why would they buyout Wooly?
It does not cost you to bring him to training camp and see if he has gotten the message. Why buyout when you can exile him in the AHL.
Give Wolski the chance to decide his own fate and if he does not show he wants to be there then hand him a bus ticket and a map of Hartford
Thinking about it now, I'm not as opposed to it as I was before. His cap hit would be DRASTICALLY reduced, plus I see Fedotenko on the top line with Gaborik and Richards as opposed to inconsistent Wolski. This would possibly open up a spot for MZA/Hagelin/Thomas or Bourque to make the team. It would also add some cap room to possibly work out a deal near the trade deadline down the road.
On the downside, we're losing a skilled, young player, that could be very productive when paired with an elite center in Richards and an opposite wing goal-scorer in Gaborik. Fedotenko, although skilled, is not a sniper and doesn't have the hands that Wolski does.
Still, I don't think he should be bought out. Christensen should be dealt to clear some cap room.
One buyout per offseason is enough....if he can't make the team, bury him in the minors with wade redden
not worth it. It's not like we are going to replace him anyway. Don't want to have to depend too much on prospects.
I'm hoping he doesn't. I think they have enough money to sign everyone they have to, and i'd like to see Christensen get shipped out for defenseman if Emminger isn't re-signed
@chrisD Avery gets a new lease on life because Richards is his only admitted NHL friend. Every star gets to have his own personal caddy.
Seriously Avery is another why buy him out when you can put him on waivers and exile him to the AHL?
@chrisD ...because half of Avery's salary is under Dallas' cap. His cap hit is minuscule (roughly equivalent to Arty, Rupp and Feds) and he had more assists to Gabby than any other player on the team last season. THAT is why no one is talking about buying him out.
@KingBadaBing Agree on the replacement. If you're going to buy him out who exactly is available for the Rangers. Prospects not an option now with Richards on board.