The Penguins have 15 million to fill six spaces that don't include a backup goalie without a significant amnesty candidate. Absent a big trade, no chance.
Assuming the Rags amnesty Richards, they could probably throw a lot of money at one big name, but it would be tight.
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Rangers might be able to, but they'll have to say goodbye to a couple of their key role players from this year who will undoubtedly. Rangers hit on almost all of their cheap pickups over the last year or few years (Boyle, Zuccarello, Stralman, Pouliot, Moore). I'd be surprised if Sather/AV have that success again in such a short window/turnaround needed on the roster.
Keep in mind the Pens have a bit of a pickle on defense. It's overall a pretty crummy unit to begin with, with an oft-maligned/enigmatic Paul Martin who has at least done enough to force the Pens to keep him around. They have Niskanen who emerged in Letang's absence and is hitting FA who will be able to get a nice contract, I'd be surprised if they kept him. Orpik who is close to finished, and Scuderi who they brought back and is pretty close to Salvador territory.
The jewel of the bunch (Maata) will now be coming off serious injury/surgery the first part of the season. Letang is now highly paid, has questions surrounding his durability with the stroke going forward, and appears less than enthused/capable of playing solid defense.
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