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NHL Rumors: Wage Cap and Escrow, and the New York Rangers

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Gary Bettman would talk about growing the cap by greater than a $1 million subsequent 12 months, however…

TSN: Chris Johnston says that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is prepared to satisfy with  new NHLPA govt director, Marty Walsh, to barter to get the wage cap to rise greater than $1 million subsequent season, however don’t count on a lot due to escrow.

“However what I’ll inform you proper now could be, don’t wait too lengthy for that negotiation to occur as a result of I don’t count on there to be a lot grounds for it to occur as a result of Marty Walsh didn’t actually get into a variety of specifics in his first press convention, however he was fairly clear that he didn’t wish to see any change to the escrow.

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That was an enormous win for the gamers within the final spherical of negotiations and that was what the league was looking for to see the cap go up by greater than $1 million.  I believe the gamers at this level are comfy simply with that small bump for subsequent 12 months, with the information that the 12 months past that it’s going to go up much more as soon as their debt to the homeowners is repaid from the pandemic.”

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: There are a couple of sources (groups and brokers) who imagine that with out altering escrow, there’s a solution to improve the cap by $2 million and never $1 million. Based mostly on potential income estimates. Has this been talked about to Walsh: “No, it hasn’t been offered to me, however it sounds good,” he mentioned, laughing. “When the time is true, we’ll have these conversations.”

New York Rangers mailbag discussing RFAs, Halak, Motte, Goodrow, Kane and Tarasenko

Arthur Staple of The Athletic: (mailbag) It feels just like the New York Rangers could “have-to” commerce one in every of their pending RFAs. Alexis Lafreniere has come on of late after a gradual begin, makes probably the most sense if they’ve to maneuver somebody. Filip Chytil simply re-signed and buying and selling Ok’Andre Miller could be loopy.

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Guessing Miller would get a two-year bridge deal at round $4.5 million and Lafreniere two years at $3 million. If Miller needs to signal a long-term deal and it’s round $6 million, they may try this.

Re-signing soon-to-be 38-year-old goaltender Jaroslav Halak received’t be on the entrance burner for the Rangers this offseason. Perhaps a bonus-laden 35+ low-salary deal. There is probably not room for a Tyler Motte extension.

Buying and selling ahead Barclay Goodrow may very well be an choice for the Rangers. Buying and selling Jacob Trouba isn’t an choice. Goodrow could hit the rumor mill when the Rangers get a greater thought with their RFAs and backup goaltending.

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Exhausting to see how the Rangers would have the ability to re-sign one in every of Patrick Kane and Vladimir Tarasenko, by no means thoughts re-signing each. Kane taking a little bit of low cost is a risk provided that he might also have to have offseason hip surgical procedure. Kane appears extra centered on discovering a match and successful versus Tarasenko.

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