"The Rangers currently have a touch more than $55 million committed to 21 players for next season, with restricted free agent defensemen Michael Del Zotto and Anton Stralman still due for new contracts. So, the short answer that New York would likely be unable to fit both Doan and Weber under the cap—whatever it winds up being—although adding both players would lead to roster redundancies and the ability to jettison salary."
Spector adds that the most likely way for the Rangers to obtain Weber is through a sign and trade with Nashville.
...even if the Rangers did have enough cap room, they're not getting either one of them let alone both. Most likely scenario is that they stay put. Nash or bust folks.
Apparently, saving the Rangers every night isn't enough for Henrik Lundqvist, as he's now attempting to save the NHL...
Brandon Dubinsky will also be representing the players.
And finally, Michael Rappaport at the Hockey Writers begins his countdown of the top 10 Rangers games of 2011-12 with the 4-0 victory over the Canucks on October 18th, 2011...
"After going 0-1-2 in their first three games, four games in Western Canada was the last thing the Rangers needed. A bad road trip meant that the Rangers would have to dig themselves out of a hole in the standings before even playing their first home game of the season. It certainly didn't help that the first game of the road trip was against the Canucks, who won the Presidents Trophy the year before and went to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals in 2010-11...
"...Despite the offensive explosion in the third period, nobody lost sight that Lundqvist was the best player on the ice in the 4-0 win. The Rangers were outshot 40-19, and if it wasn't for Lundqvist's play early in the game, the Rangers would not have had a chance to beat the Canucks."
Mike Rupp, Ryan McDonagh, Brian Boyle and Marian Gaborik scored for the Rangers.
...that was a huge win, a bad beginning to the Western trip after a tough start in Europe and Long Island could have easily sent the Rangers into an early season tailspin that they might not have been able to recover from.
...this performance from Lundqvist absolutely helped kick-start his Vezina run.
Here's highlights from the game...
Ok new post up on Flyers signing Weber to offer sheet: http://www.nyrangersblog.com/2012-articles/july/nhl-free-agency-more-teams-drop-out-of-nash-sweepstakes.html
crap, Weber signed offer sheet with flyers. Why are so many great players coming to our division. It's getting tougher and tougher. I don't think that predators will match the offer. 26 mil in the 1-st year . If he ends up with the flyers we definitely need Nash, Ryan, or Semin.
I was at this game.. was 17 rows up from Luongo... i gotta say i only get the Rangers here every other year hich really suck!!! but to see we actually one in Vancouver 4-0 for the first time since 1996 i believe?? Was awesome. Almost got into a fist fight with canuck fans cause i was really giving the cheering on every goal!!.
I want to congratulate you on a great work you are doing keeping the NYRangers fans informed and up-to-date. This is the first place I come to when I need to find out what's going on with my favorite team.
@Medvjed004 wtf? first of all, this must be driving mini-David-Stern crazy. 14years, 26 mil? Second of all, the Rangers had better get Nash because, with Weber, the Flyers will be absolutely unstoppable on NHL13 on Xbox Live.
@genetics73 "on a great work?" Actually I believe you should have used the DEFINITE article "the" as opposed to the INDEFINITE article "a." That's your grammar lesson of the day. Free of charge.
@genetics73 No grammar critiques? lol. Appreciate the kind words. They mean a lot.
@AnnoyingJoe @Medvjed004 I just saw this. The Preds better do the right thong and lock him up. I hate the Flyers with every ounce of my soul. Jeeze...my day is ruined! I'm going back to bed!
@AnnoyingJoe With all due respect to Kevin's great work, his is not the only magnificent opus in existence. So, here's your lesson, and it is priceless. For everything else, there's MasterCard.
@genetics73 Well spoken, sir! Your vocabulary is eclipsed only by your pomposity. I would, however, be remiss in my duties were I not to point out your incorrect comma usage between the words so and here. An uncommon oversight, I am sure, for one so concerned with proper grammar. Onward and upward!