The Biggest Drains On The New York Rangers’ Salary Cap

Gene J. Puskar, AP
Gene J. Puskar, AP

The New York Rangers salary cap issues mean difficult times loom in the near future. Lets find out who the biggest cap culprits are.

It goes without saying that the New York Rangers have been right against the salary cap for the past couple of years, which has undoubtedly affected how the team has been able to go about their business.

It’s also understandable that the Rangers would want to lock up some big time players while keeping their financial situation in check, but that has not always been the case.

Instead, what we have witnessed is a Rangers team that has been content to signing players to big money contracts with a return that hasn’t matched the investments.

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Throughout this article, a tool named PSAM (Player Salary Analysis Module) will be used. Created by Joshua Khalfin, you can examine players’ stats and how they stack up to other players who make a similar amount of money.

Let’s take a look at the players whose contracts could send the Rangers back to the dark ages.

Note: All of the stats considered, unless stated, were from the 2015-16 season.

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  1. If they’d just buy out girardi, waive glass and somehow convince M.Staal to waive his nmc then the Rangers would most definitely be able to form a lineup that would contend for the cup. The biggest problem last year was defense, pk and pp. New assistant coach, and defensemen that can keep up with a speedier game would solve most of their problems