Here is the breakdown for the New York Rangers:
Rangers: Would be $13.1M above $54M.
- Custance assumes that New York would need to buy out Chris Drury and Wade Redden.
- Like Myers, Custance points out that Brad Richards will make a Myers-like $12M.
- Do Custance and O'Brien realize the Rangers already bought out Chris Drury last offseason? Bad job by ESPN on hockey...once again.
- No one likes to mention it, but Brad Richards' deal does follow the slick ways of prior long-term, front-loaded contracts around the league and, if the NHL does plan on doing something about it with this CBA, it will be interesting to see what Sather does about it.
So, if there is a supposed 24% rollback plus a reduction in the salary cap then everything should cancel out. Also, why would teams agree to the potential cap hits without putting in some kind of a grandfather clause for certain contracts?
Don't have to buyout redden as his contract counts against the offseason inflated camp but once a new cba is in place he will be sent to Hartford and cleared off the regular season rangers roster and won't count against the salary cap. However if we buy him out the buyout will register against the regular season cap for the next four years. That Custance guy is a joke.
What I'm worried about besides not having a season is how this will affect our ability to resign our rfa's next summer.
@mick96 If the new salary cap is closer to $50 million, the Rangers are going to be in a world of hurt with RFAs. They wont be able to sign all of them, meaning they'll decide which ones they can live without.
Here's hoping the cap stays at a high number.