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Jan Levine
New York Rangers
Joined: 09.16.2005

Jul 11 @ 2:53 PM ET
Jan Levine: Rangers sign Kaapo Kakko to his entry-level contract The #2 pick in this draft now officially in the fold.....
jimbro83
New York Rangers
Location: LETS GO RANGERS, NY
Joined: 12.25.2009

Jul 11 @ 2:56 PM ET
I see him with Panarin and Zibanejad, top line from very beginning


TPC
New York Rangers
Location: Bucks County, PA
Joined: 01.18.2008

Jul 11 @ 2:59 PM ET
Jan Levine: Rangers sign Kaapo Kakko to his entry-level contract
The #2 pick in this draft now officially in the fold.....

- airjan23

If he exceeds whatever rewards are in his contract, does the extra cap hit go into effect for the 20/21 season?
2sticks1puck
New York Rangers
Location: The not quite neutral zone
Joined: 01.31.2019

Jul 11 @ 3:01 PM ET
I see him on second line. IMO Kravstov should start on the 3rd to take advantage of some favorable matchups.
jimbro83
New York Rangers
Location: LETS GO RANGERS, NY
Joined: 12.25.2009

Jul 11 @ 3:01 PM ET
Twitter has been down for like 10 minutes now, I betcha Rangers made a bunch of trades during this time frame I haven't been able to see yet
2sticks1puck
New York Rangers
Location: The not quite neutral zone
Joined: 01.31.2019

Jul 11 @ 3:02 PM ET
If he exceeds whatever rewards are in his contract, does the extra cap hit go into effect for the 20/21 season?
- TPC


Depends. If we have enough cap room, we absorb it. If there is an overage, it hits our cap for next season.
TPC
New York Rangers
Location: Bucks County, PA
Joined: 01.18.2008

Jul 11 @ 3:03 PM ET
Twitter has been down for like 10 minutes now, I betcha Rangers made a bunch of trades during this time frame I haven't been able to see yet
- jimbro83

I picture you like this...


SkjeiStadium
New York Rangers
Joined: 03.09.2017

Jul 11 @ 3:06 PM ET
For nyrangers2 from the last blog:

Hank buyout numbers:
19-20: $4.25M
20-21: $5.75M
21-22: $1.75M
22-23: $1.75M

Staal buyout numbers:
19-20: $2.9M
20-21: $3.7M
21-22: $1.2M
22-23: $1.2M

Hank will never happen and I doubt Staal either. Shatty would hurt next year but like 9497 mentioned between Girardi's hit going down and Nam off the books that saves us $6.5M next year. Would still rather keep Shatty for the year if we can't trade him but it wouldn't be devastating if that's what it took to resign everyone
Slimtj100
New York Rangers
Location: Panarins NYC apt
Joined: 03.04.2013

Jul 11 @ 3:06 PM ET
Zib should Center the best two players, Panarin and Kakko. End of story. The best teams in the league do this
SkjeiStadium
New York Rangers
Joined: 03.09.2017

Jul 11 @ 3:10 PM ET
Zib should Center the best two players, Panarin and Kakko. End of story. The best teams in the league do this
- Slimtj100

That will be the top line in time. I'm not convinced Kakko will be our best RW on October 3rd. I hope he his but it may take him a month or so to get used to the speed and ice surface. Nothing wrong with starting him on the 2nd line and moving him up when he's ready
Maskdman3
New York Rangers
Location: Gotham City, NY
Joined: 02.16.2007

Jul 11 @ 3:17 PM ET
For anyone worried about Kakko's performance bonuses he gets $77 if he breaks Selanne's rookie 76 goal season and a free mystery meat dinner to a street meat cart of his choice
Slimtj100
New York Rangers
Location: Panarins NYC apt
Joined: 03.04.2013

Jul 11 @ 3:24 PM ET
That will be the top line in time. I'm not convinced Kakko will be our best RW on October 3rd. I hope he his but it may take him a month or so to get used to the speed and ice surface. Nothing wrong with starting him on the 2nd line and moving him up when he's ready
- SkjeiStadium

Eventually is fine, but the best way to win is to load up the best you have on one line.

If you win a Ferrari you don’t keep it the garage lol
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Jul 11 @ 3:24 PM ET
Twitter has been down for like 10 minutes now, I betcha Rangers made a bunch of trades during this time frame I haven't been able to see yet
- jimbro83



Toms revenge!
SkjeiStadium
New York Rangers
Joined: 03.09.2017

Jul 11 @ 3:26 PM ET
Eventually is fine, but the best way to win is to load up the best you have on one line.

If you win a Ferrari you don’t keep it the garage lol

- Slimtj100

Well we definitely agree there. I think we see Panarin - Zib - Kakko by January, if not sooner
2sticks1puck
New York Rangers
Location: The not quite neutral zone
Joined: 01.31.2019

Jul 11 @ 3:29 PM ET
Toms revenge!
- smellmyfinger


Tom is ecstatic you signed his boy Simmonds
SkjeiStadium
New York Rangers
Joined: 03.09.2017

Jul 11 @ 3:32 PM ET
So I understand the whole arbitration process but what I don't fully get is what happens when an RFA is not eligible for arbitration. If the two sides can't come to an agreement does the player become unrestricted at a certain point or is he essentially held hostage? Like what is stopping Gorton from telling Lemieux that he has to take a 2 year $2M deal since he doesn't have arb rights besides obviously ruining the future relationship with the player?
jimbro83
New York Rangers
Location: LETS GO RANGERS, NY
Joined: 12.25.2009

Jul 11 @ 3:33 PM ET
So I understand the whole arbitration process but what I don't fully get is what happens when an RFA is not eligible for arbitration. If the two sides can't come to an agreement does the player become unrestricted at a certain point or is he essentially held hostage? Like what is stopping Gorton from telling Lemieux that he has to take a 2 year $2M deal since he doesn't have arb rights besides obviously ruining the future relationship with the player?
- SkjeiStadium


he's pretty much held hostage, the only thing that the player can do is sign an offer sheet with another team
Jan Levine
New York Rangers
Joined: 09.16.2005

Jul 11 @ 3:33 PM ET
So I understand the whole arbitration process but what I don't fully get is what happens when an RFA is not eligible for arbitration. If the two sides can't come to an agreement does the player become unrestricted at a certain point or is he essentially held hostage? Like what is stopping Gorton from telling Lemieux that he has to take a 2 year $2M deal since he doesn't have arb rights besides obviously ruining the future relationship with the player?
- SkjeiStadium

Nothing. But Lemieux technically can hold out as well. I expect a one year deal to be signed between the two parties
Slimtj100
New York Rangers
Location: Panarins NYC apt
Joined: 03.04.2013

Jul 11 @ 3:36 PM ET
Well we definitely agree there. I think we see Panarin - Zib - Kakko by January, if not sooner
- SkjeiStadium

I would have two vets with both Kakko and Krav

Panarin and Zib with either I’m ok with..

then

Strome and Kreider with the other

Then Chytil with Buch and probably Leimeux, Howden or Lias

All predicated on the team as is right now of course
TommyGTrain
New York Rangers
Location: Part of NJ where its Taylor Ham not pork roll
Joined: 05.19.2017

Jul 11 @ 3:36 PM ET
For nyrangers2 from the last blog:

Hank buyout numbers:
19-20: $4.25M
20-21: $5.75M
21-22: $1.75M
22-23: $1.75M

Staal buyout numbers:
19-20: $2.9M
20-21: $3.7M
21-22: $1.2M
22-23: $1.2M

Hank will never happen and I doubt Staal either. Shatty would hurt next year but like 9497 mentioned between Girardi's hit going down and Nam off the books that saves us $6.5M next year. Would still rather keep Shatty for the year if we can't trade him but it wouldn't be devastating if that's what it took to resign everyone

- SkjeiStadium



Staal should be the one bought out.

Staal = $2.9 mill savings
Smith to Hartford = just over $1 mill savings
Namestikov @ full value to Blue Jackets along with Dallas 3rd round pick in return for Columbus 5th round pick in 2020. This = $4mill savings

That clears almost $8 mill off our cap. Sure, we get hosed in deal with Blue Jackets, but its not TOO bad. Allows us to sign all our RFA's and be cap compliant for beginning of season. Shatty and Kreider get until trade deadline to build up their value. Above moves also clear 2 important roster spots for kids to come and play.
SkjeiStadium
New York Rangers
Joined: 03.09.2017

Jul 11 @ 3:37 PM ET
he's pretty much held hostage, the only thing that the player can do is sign an offer sheet with another team
- jimbro83

Thanks. So if he doesn't get an offer sheet his other option is to sit out the whole year? If he does that when do we lose his rights? Not that I think it will come to that I'm just curious about the process
2sticks1puck
New York Rangers
Location: The not quite neutral zone
Joined: 01.31.2019

Jul 11 @ 3:38 PM ET
I would have two vets with both Kakko and Krav

Panarin and Zib with either I’m ok with..

then

Strome and Kreider with the other

Then Chytil with Buch and probably Leimeux, Howden or Lias

All predicated on the team as is right now of course

- Slimtj100


I've said for awhile now, I really want this Chytil, Kravs, and Lemeuix line to happen. As a third line, it could be deadly. Teams would be on their heels.
jimbro83
New York Rangers
Location: LETS GO RANGERS, NY
Joined: 12.25.2009

Jul 11 @ 3:38 PM ET
Thanks. So if he doesn't get an offer sheet his other option is to sit out the whole year? If he does that when do we lose his rights? Not that I think it will come to that I'm just curious about the process
- SkjeiStadium


no, they still hold his rights

there is a deadline to sign, I think by November 1st or he has sit out whole year
SkjeiStadium
New York Rangers
Joined: 03.09.2017

Jul 11 @ 3:41 PM ET
no, they still hold his rights

there is a deadline to sign, I think by November 1st or he has sit out whole year

- jimbro83

Right but lets say he sits out the whole year. Do they go through this whole process again next offseason or do we lose his rights after the year?
jimbro83
New York Rangers
Location: LETS GO RANGERS, NY
Joined: 12.25.2009

Jul 11 @ 3:41 PM ET
Twitter has been down for an hour

I am sure Namestiknov has been traded, guaranteed
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