Rangers Roundup: Pack’s new coach, buyout scenarios, and more
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Rangers hire a new Pack Coach
The New York Rangers hire an up and coming coaching star in Kris Knoblauch for their AHL affiliate in Hartford.
Looking at the Various Buyout Options
The window to buyout contracts for the Rangers is officially now open and closes on Wednesday at 5PM. Let’s quickly take a look at the most likely candidates in order of probability.
2019/20 Savings: $3,378,167 / Cap Hit $970,833
2020/21 Savings: $1,204,167 / Cap Hit $3,145,833
2021/22 Savings: $0 / Cap Hit $1,145,833
2022/23 Savings: $0 / Cap Hit $1,145,833
2019/20 Savings: $5,166,667 / Cap Hit $1,483,333
2020/21 Savings: $566,667 / Cap Hit $6,083,333
2021/22 Savings: $0 / Cap Hit $1,433,333
2022/23 Savings: $0 / Cap Hit $1,433,333
2019/20 Savings: $2,666,667 / Cap Hit $1,333,333
2020/21 Savings: $0 / Cap Hit $1,333,333
2019/20 Savings: $2,800,000 / Cap Hit $2,900,000
2020/21 Savings: $2,000,000 / Cap Hit $3,700,000
2021/22 Savings: $0 / Cap Hit $1,200,000
2022/23 Savings: $0 / Cap Hit $1,200,000
Buying out Smith and Namestnikov makes more sense
If the Rangers were to go that route they would save $6,044,834 now and only have a penalty in year 2 of $4,479,166. That’s almost a million more than just a Shattenkirk buyout with a lesser penalty in year 2 of over $1.5M.
Per the CBA, a team can use up to 3 buyouts in the 2nd window and to date the Rangers haven’t used a single one since 2013. Dan Girardi was considered a regular buyout. The CBA expires in 2020.