If Stepan gets an offer sheet, the Rangers will match, trade Brassard, and go with Lindberg/Kristo/etc. Granted, they’ll be getting 10 cents on the dollar for Brassard, but I think that would need to be the course of action.
the course of action would be to trade Boyle, not Brassard. plus a lot of the dead wood would be waived.
I’ll take that to the bank :)
If that were the case, they might have no other choice, Graves, but to deal Brassard, – other than to bank draft picks, and then try to legally destroy the Isle’s franchise one way or the other.
Yeah, more likely they’d clean out the bottom of the roster for cap space to match … and maybe Biron too? Maybe they will dump Biron and his $1.3M anyway?
what is going on with Biron? seems odd that Hedberg would be there for no reason.
Carp you’re killing us with these new posts !! :-)...weird hearing a press conference with no JAM..
Personal matter … that’s what the team is saying.
That would be a lot of cleaning if he was offered, say $5.5M AAV.
Not sure they could wipe Biron’s cap hit off the books (anybody?). But they could pay Hedberg about half that $1.3M.
Boyle is not going to cut it now matter how many times you say it. Maybe Boyle and Pyatt, if you can trade them. You only save $900k each by waiving.
Gravy, they have $2.18M right now. They pick up another $1.7M when they dump Asham and Powe. If they could find takers for Boyle and Pyatt, there’s another $3.2M … these numbers are off the top of my dome. You can check them easily.
They can go with seven defensemen instead of eight. That’s another $600 or $900 G.
I know you are not supposed to speculate Carp, but do you have any speculation as to why he is out?
With his six starts last year pro-rated, Biron made over $100,000 per game, as compared to McD’s NEW large contract at $50,000 per.
Then there are the LTIR possibilities with Callahan and Hagelin.
So, yeah, they’d be able to match.
What’s this talk of Biron on the outs? A cash saving move to add to a Stepan deal ?
I don’t, bull dog. Today was the first I heard of it.
Boyle makes 1.7 mill. how would that only be a 900 grand savings on cap?
That sounds about right, Carp. But that would leave them with only 11 forwards, so they’d need another $1.7M (2 players) minimum. So, they’d be able to squeeze in $5.4M, give or take. It would be close, but I don’t think they’d want to be right up against the cap like that. And that doesn’t even factor in the replacements for Callahan/Hagelin.
If Boyle is waived to the minors, his savings would only be $900k. If he is traded or picked up on waivers by another team, then it’s $1.7M.
I think that would be the number if he were waived, a la Asham and Powe. Not sure they can still do that and get rid of his cap hit. He’d have to be traded. Then it would be $1.7 savings. He could easily be traded. But for what?
well waiving Boyle, to me, would be out of the question. the other 3, you can waive.
for what? I think he has value. I would try to stay away from trading him for draft picks. I would also send him out west. maybe a younger version of him, or a good prospect (plus a draft pick) who has fallen out of favor where he is.
They’re not going to get more than a 4th or 5th rounder for Boyle when trying to trade him in the position.
Carp “News 12” ?
if that is his max value (I don’t think it is) then I would look to save elsewhere.
Ok all you boneheads have a clean slate in my book.
Just glad to have a HOCKEY back on the blog.
Dog Days are gone!
That said Mama found Packer tickets for this weekend, I might have to leave Stepan at home. I had room for him on the boat, but not on the bench :)
any “personal matter” that takes you away from hockey, can’t be good.
I hope all is well with Marty.
Boyle already on the trading block….. LOL before camp starts. Ouch!
That’s what I was thinking, almost has to be a death or something, right Tomb?
Then from a “business” point of view – If your no longer with the company, It doesn’t matter what “he” said, He is DEAD, and no longer with us.
My wife thought Torts was good looking. Now she thinks AV is “dreamy.” Wonderful. If this coaching hire doesn’t pan out, I say bring in someone really cute, like Sutter or Hitchcock.
I’m playing Sleepy Hollow tomorrow, right in your backyard. Give me your
quick take. I know it’s a CB McDonald but little more…..
If Biron isn’t just missing a day or even two, can’t help but worry that whatever it is that’s detaining him is kinda serious. Hope all ends up well for him——he is a great guy.
Like I said a few threads ago, canes are going to need a d man, perfect time to move Stralman the hell out of here…or the mad bomber.
Stemmer, great course. They used to have the seniors event there every year. Rangers alum had their outing with current players, too, there on Tuesday. Awesome Hudson views.
Oh, and Stemmer, bring the rain gear.
Haven’t seen Sleepy Hollow in years, back when the Seniors competed there. As Carp said, splendiferous in the Fall. And you get leafies, too!
Packers 7 over the Redskins, Sioux. You get to see the ‘Skins’ before they become the Washington Filibusters. Always wanted to see Lambeau.
And tomorrow, you might get lift, clean and place! :)
Was I BANJing? I still hate this new site design.
Can we Charp on Friday?
Spin-O-Rama to remain legal in shootouts.
I would not trade brassard
Drat, I was hoping it was gone.
I have been trying to find out about that for a week Coos but couldn’t get an answer.
Just saw some old Billy Smith clips from the old Islanders. If you pulled a spin=o=rama on him, you’d need an ankle transplant.
Lol, imagine Hextall wouldn’t have been too thrilled either.
Not this Friday, not next Friday, Sally.
So get some new pockets.
Biron hates his teammates
Thank you Carp! And I will bring the rain gear…....
If one comes flying over your bow, you’re playing too slow!
Stop worrying about Stepan’s contract. I’m sure Sather will do whatever is fair and right for all concerned. I’m giving him a clean slate.
I couldn’t hold it in any longer….
Clean Slate Slats!
All you Stepan lover-boys, please, the constant whining about poor little Derek is making me sick. And another thing, you cant decide how to spend another mans (Dolan’s) money. That job is for Sather.
Stepan blows. Cut him.
(I can hate with the best of them) . :-)
Papa hates Stepan
Poor Poor Derek.
Welcome to the real world Derek.
If Sather pulled this kind of Stepan thing on Knuckles Nilan, he could say goodbye to his Tommy Bahama swimsuit collection.
Derek and the Dominos. “Got me on my knees.”
Clean bank account Stepan
Damn it Stepan is too clean cut, i was going to say he’ll sign when the next payment is due on his Ferrari, but he drives a GMC truck he bought for cash and claims he’ll drive it into the ground and buy a new one then!
All he’s missed Weds is physicals etc, but Thurs/Fri the real stuff starts – conditioning and system. Don’t be gone too long Step!
Sometimes it takes reading your rivals opinions to realise how good of a season this might be!
Hey, can we get the “Rangers players” twitter feed cleaned up a little? There are some actual Rangers players in there, distracting me from the endless drone of Brandon Dubinsky and Brandon Prust.
Certainly needs some editing Carp!
UK and Jeff, ask Sally.
Fresh post, Manny.