Rangers Roundup: Draft wrap, UFA window opens, and Panarin in FL Monday

Kakko (NYR, NHL.com)

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Full List of Rangers Draft Picks

  • Rd 1, #2: Kaapo Kakko (Franchise)
  • Rd 2, #49: Matthew Robertson (solid D-man, great future)
  • Rd 2, #58: Karl Henriksson (skilled center)
  • Rd 3, #68: Zachary Jones (D-man)
  • Rd 4, #112: Hunter Skinner (D-man with the great name ever drafted)
  • Rd 5, #130: Leevi Aaltonen (watch him, played with Kakko)
  • Rd 6, #164: Adam Edstrom (center)
  • Rd 7, #205: Eric Ciccolini (forward)

Cap released, and it’s disappointing

No trades for the Rangers…doesn’t mean there won’t be

While they opted to not make any moves today, it doesn’t mean the Blueshirts will stand pat. NY has 4 RFA’s to sign and now only a little over $17M to do so.

Hypothetically let’s give Trouba 8, Buchnevich 3.5, DeAngelo 3, and Lemieux 2 you can see how quickly the money dries up. So unless, they can shed the salaries of Kreider ($4.6M), Namestnikov ($4M), Vesey ($2.275), and either buyout Smith (cap savings of $3M) and/or trade Shattenkirk with a 50% retain ($3.325) they won’t have what it takes to sign Panarin or any top UFA for that matter.

Next week will be very interesting.

UFA window opens tomorrow, Panarin heading to FL

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