September 21, 2020

Rangers Roundup: Hockey community rallies around Noah, performance bonus issues, and more

Kaapo Kakko on loan? (NYR)

This is a big week Rangers fans. Tonight, we will find out if Artemi Panarin takes home some NHL hardware as he is up for both the Hart and Ted Lindsey honors. Also, it is expected we the Rangers and their free agents will ramp up talks this week.

One final note, the buyout window opens league wide on September 25th. For more on that read this story.

Hockey community rallies for Noah

The entire hockey world is rally around the story of Noah. A young hockey player who had a blood clot in his brain and lost all mobility in arms and legs. Praying for you Noah. We all love you and want you better.

The Rangers and the Performance Bonus conundrum

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Kakko and Georgiev face elimination (Photo: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports)

This was our huge weekend feature which you can read here. Aside from waiting to see what happens with Lundqvist, this is a huge issue for the Jeff Gorton. It could very well force him to trade Tony DeAngelo or Ryan Strome.

Bottom line is this, they Rangers may have $14 million in cap space but need to reserve at least $4-5 million for performance bonus for players on ELCs. And once they add Lafreniere, that number will rise.

So if you want to understand this and the ramification, please read the article. For now, here’s the performance bonuses totaling $7.2 million they need to account for.

  • Igor Shesterkin can earn an additional $2.85M
  • Kaapo Kakko can earn an additional $2.65M
  • Adam Fox can earn an additional $850K
  • Filip Chytil $350K
  • Julien Gauthier $300K
  • Ryan Lindgren $212K

Podcast on Vitali Kravtsov and other European Prospects

Yesterday we dropped Episode 14 of the all new Forever Blueshirts Podcast. Stream it below.

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