So Rangers’ season business is essentially complete with the signing of Brendan Lemieux on Friday with a two-year deal with an annual limit of $ 1.55 million per annum that leaves them There is enough space left so that potential bonus payouts for entry contracts should not have a detrimental effect on the opening list.
That was perhaps the most pertinent lesson of this contract that took place at the end of the winger’s scheduled referee hearing. Blueshirts avoided hearings with all four of their restricted freelance agents filing, with an aggregate annual average of $ 13,275 million needed to renew Lemieux, Ryan Strome, Tony DeAngelo and Alexandar Georgiev can go up to less from $ 700,000 to $ 1million under budgeted management.
If Blueshirts doesn’t necessarily solve the problem of their organization’s lack of midline depth or identity, which leans too far towards the end of the talent watch at the expense of daring and toughness, this is That fall the hierarchy of chairman John Davidson and general manager Jeff Gorton did not compromise the long construction process.
Spending a unique season, with flat capitalization and industry-wide savings in the face of the coronavirus impact, perhaps the best that can be expected from the main office, which also created the Henrik Lundqvist and Marc Staal deal in the three months since the group escaped the NHL bubble.
There is a limited commercial market, if any, for DeAngelo; a limited market, if any, for Strome; a limited market, if any, for Pavel Buchnevich. The restructuring will have to wait for this team, which will go into the 2020-21 period with the same roster that coach David Quinn sent on the ice after the commercial deadline.
The Post’s shadow squad features 12 strikers, six defenders and two goalkeepers – plus dead space for purchases and deals, plus entry level bonuses – up to $ 78,228,133 , with $ 3,271,867 remaining.
Goalkeeper (2): Igor Shesterkin ($ 925,000); Georgiev ($ 2,245 million).
Defense troops (6): Jacob Trouba ($ 8 million); DeAngelo ($ 4.8 million); Brendan Smith ($ 4.35 million); Jack Johnson ($ 1.15 million); Adam Fox ($ 925,000); Ryan Lindgren ($ 925,000).
Center (4): Mika Zibanejad ($ 5.35 Millions); Line (4.5 million dollars); Philip Chytil ($ 894,166); Kevin Rooney (700,000 USD).
Wingers (8): Artemi Panarin ($ 11,642,857); Chris Kreider ($ 6.5 million); Buchnevich ($ 3.25 million); Alexis Lafreniere ($ 925,000); Kaapo Kakko ($ 925,000); Lemieux ($ 1.55 Millions); Brett Howden ($ 863,333); Julien Gauthier ($ 863,333).
The Blueshirts will probably add another striker and defender to the mix. Remember, at least for the first half of the season, beginner players will be charged their full respective cap fee, including all potential bonuses.
But the team has enough space needed to accommodate, such as K’Andre Miller, whose cap will be billed as $ 1.25 million (including $ 300,000 in bonuses), or possibly Tarmo Reunanen who have an achievement of $ 941,667 (including $ 132,500 in bonuses). Libor Hajek will cost $ 863,333 and Yegor Rykov will cost $ 925,000.
Up front, Vitali Kravtsov and Morgan Barron each have a capped of $ 1,775 million, including $ 850,000 in bonuses per person. It is not clear whether Kravtsov, who has had an excellent start to the KHL season, will be at The Blueshirts at camp or if he will commit to his club Traktor Chelyabinsk through the knockout rounds. The problem, however, is that no player will be eliminated from the team because of the limit.
The Rangers have taken care of several cleaning items over the past three months. They have stood up to a season where their win rate has improved from 0.476 to 0.564. They are not a complete team and the vision of what this will be like when it all comes together still seems a bit of a blur.
But with the out-of-season business coming to a close on Friday, the draw of fall is that management does no harm to the long-term construction process.
That is something.