If the NHL & NHLPA can agree on a new CBA before the November 2nd date Gary Bettman wants to start the condensed season, here's how the schedule would likely work...
Hearing if #nhl season starts Nov. 2, teams have been told schedule would likely start as is and games missed would be added at end of year— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) October 16, 2012
Teams have been asked for available bldg dates after season originally scheduled to end, plus 1 game would be added every 4-5 weeks— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) October 16, 2012
If this happens, the Rangers first game would November 4th at MSG against the Flyers.
...one negative for the Rangers with this plan is that they'd end the year with what was supposed to be the beginning of the season road trip due to the MSG transformation. Not exactly ideal.
One interesting detail of the NHL's CBA proposal is that players' Salaries for those NHLers playing in the AHL would be part of the cap.
...translation: Wade Redden's salary will be charged against the cap for the Rangers. Man Blueshirts getting screwed with condensed schedule and this provision. Maybe having a full season lockout is better for the Rangers, Nah.
It appears even if Redden's salary was to count against Cap, and Del Zotto got solid raise, that Rangers would have enough room left— OutsideTheGarden.com (@OTGHockey) October 16, 2012
Call it like it is: the Rangers organization is at fault for the Redden contract. Glen screwed Glen.
I'm hoping there will be another amnesty buyout period in the new CBA, otherwise get used to seeing more of Wade Redden in 2012-13.
Maybe the Islanders want him to reach the Cap floor?
I don't care about the Rangers going to play out west at the end of the season, let's just drop the puck! Besides, they will have won the conference by then.
@TheNYRBlog Confused how Reddens salary would count against cap but other AHL'ers wouldn't? Is it because its a dif type of contract?