4. Re-Sign The Necessary Youngsters
The salary cap entering the 2015-16 season is expected to get to the $71 million mark. The higher it goes, the better off the Rangers will be.
There are four-restricted free agents Sather must bring back without any hesitation.
These guys are Derek Stepan, Carl Hagelin, J.T. Miller and Jesper Fast.
There’s no question that Stepan will be signed, sealed and delivered. Due to Derick Brassard’s $5 million from a season ago, Stepan will receive around the same amount.
Youngsters J.T. Miller and Jesper Fast will also be back. The question all of Rangerstown has right now surrounds Carl Hagelin.
Hagelin currently warrants $2.25 million annually. All indications point to him being the tricky signing. Should he hit the open market, he’d most definitely be offered more than $2.25.
Sather must find a way to bring Hags back.