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In Topic: Rangers acquire Todd White for Rissmiller, Brashear

02 August 2010 - 10:07 AM

I agree, I was/am surprised Atlanta didn't get something - even a 7th rounder in 20xx would be something...

The only way for Atlanta to get something real (someone mentioned a 3rd) would have been taking Brashear and not insisting that White went the other way. Then the Rangers would have gotten out of their cap hit without taking anything in return.

Does anyone know - how much $$$ in cap % you can have sitting in the AHL. I know with a 60M cap the Rangers could do it w/Redden, but could they do it w/Redden and White?

In Topic: Rangers acquire Todd White for Rissmiller, Brashear

02 August 2010 - 09:51 AM

I am nearly positive that if you buy a guy out, it needs to be done PRIOR to 7/1...

That said, Atlanta is doing this to save themselves a few bucks - this trade saves them 300K in real money.

The Donald has a a 1.4M cap hit and is owed 1.3M real dollars, I think Rissmillers numbers are 1M and 1M respectively. Given they are no where close to the cap, the only number that means anything to them is the 2.3M is real $$$.

Todd White is making 2.6M real dollars, and 2.375M cap dollars.

Cap is virtuatlly a wash, but 300K is real money.

In Topic: Frolov to Rangers

27 July 2010 - 11:49 AM

If this deal is indeed one year in the 3M range, then this is a good deal for the Rangers. Reasonable amount of cash, no-long-term risk, plenty of upside, etc.

The Rangers roster is certainly lacking in top-3 / top-6 type forwards. Gaborik is the only legitimate top-line guy and in the last 5 years Frolov has averaged 76 games and 26/34 (goals/assists). He is 100% a guy who you have always expected more from (why isn't he scoring 35/40 goals per season?) so going long-term here is not in a teams best interest.

Solid move.

In Topic: New Kovy Update ("As the Kovy Turns")

21 July 2010 - 08:37 AM

Triumph - I understand that guys logic, but that not exactly the same contract. 101 vs 102 - no difference. 17 yrs vs. 15 years, again, close enough. Issue is 6 vs 6.7 against the cap - that is not the same.

If I am the Devils I move money around, but at the end of the day I still want my cap number closer to 6 than 7. Overall value of the contract will probably go down, but that matters little since the guy will not be collecting the last few years.

In Topic: New Kovy Update ("As the Kovy Turns")

21 July 2010 - 08:19 AM

You are a realist here - do you think this deal will go through as-is, or be modified? Anyone with any hockey sense knows he will not be a Devil in year 17. The best argeument the NHL has is that the salary in those five years will probably be < NHL min, the contract is (at best) good for 10 years, meaning the last 7 are all but meaningless.

There are several ways the Devils and Kovy can get this agreed to by the NHL without getting into a massive pissing contest - I have to believe that in the interests of getting this behind them that will be the way this goes. That is the real solution. Kovy gets his cash and the Devils. Devils get their player at a cap number they can live with. NHL gets to save some face by not having an insane contract go through.

Cap nonsense aside, from a real money perspective the Devils did not max themselves out with this deal - if they gave him 15 or 20 million in year one I might not feel that way and could argue they might got to the mattresses vs. the NHL on this one because that is the only way they can keep the player, but that is just not so.

There is plenty of room in the first two years make this more appealing for Kovy while at the same time getting the NHL off their back and making this work from a cap perspective.