Double Decker America Sandwich

According to ESPN, the Rangers have signed Scotty Gomez and it is believed to be a seven year deal. More clarification to follow. confirms that the Rangers signed both Scotty Gomez and Chris Drury.

66 Responses to Double Decker America Sandwich

  1. kamullia says:

    Not quite. Buyouts are spread over the years left on contract (x 2), for the buyout amount, not the contract amount. There are two formulas for buyouts as to the percentages (1/3 or 2/3), depending upon age at time of contract.

    In Gomez’ case, his buyout would be for 2/3 of the value left due to his age (although I am going by memory here on age). Assuming I am right about his age, if Gomez gets paid $10M as suggested (5.5 in year 6, and 4.5 in year 7), in his last two years, his buyout would be for $6.67M, spread over twice the amount left on contract (2 years x 2 = 4 Years), for a total cap hit of $1.67M for 4 years.

    In the event Gomez gets signed to another contract during that time, he cannot be signed by the Rangers for one (nor traded to), and two his new contract will also count against the cap with his new team. Therefore players can be counted against the cap by multiple teams simultaneously in one year, and in fact they always are, if they change teams within the NHL. Even while out of the NHL if they are older, but that will not be the case for Gomez.

  2. kamullia says:

    You make a valid point, especially with Crosby. But in the end, the NHL is being run as a good ol’ boys club, and the GMs retaliate for that kind of behavior. The Flyers got really lucky that Clarke resigned his GM post, and even then the real reason they were not retaliated for was their pitiful record. There was no need to retaliate.

  3. puckhead94 says:

    Brandan Shanhan can do whatever he wants, but Brendan Shanahan will be a Ranger.


    I'm sorry, but when people butcher star names like this, it just really takes away from any remote credibility…

  4. puckhead94 says:

    Don't worry. McKenzie on TSN reports that we're at 37-38M after the 2 signings, leaving 12-13M to lock up Shanahan, Lundqvist, and Avery. Hossa and Prucha aren't really going to make all that much anyway.

  5. Jrugges says:

    Wow Rangers are easily one of the top three teams in the east now. Solid goaltending. Great offense, sub-parr defense. Still a great team. American's playing in the biggest American city. I wonder what the PP will look like?

  6. johnrot says:

    Growing Hunch, or fear? The Rangers have not only improved, but have solidified their future. They are not "back to their old ways". Every team has the same cap and the Rangers did what they had to do to improve their team. The Wings should concentrate on signing their 42 year old goalie.

  7. puckhead94 says:

    Just because the defense lacks some of the star power big names that some other teams have doesn't make it sub par.

    If you look at stats, the Rangers were one of the absolute shut-down defensive teams in the 2nd half and in the playoffs.

    The Rangers held Buffalo, a very high scoring team, to the bare bones offensively. They played SHUTDOWN defense and they can do that again. Fedor Tyutin is an up and coming star, Marc Staal may play this year, Dan Girardi has a bright future. I like our defense a lot, and I LOVE our offense.

    Rangers are the team to beat in the East this year.

  8. pj1199 says:

    Just try to figure out who the better teams in the East will be now? Not Buffalo anymore. Devs lost some players and I don't think they will even make the playoffs this season. Penguins are going to be tough. Philly hould be better. Ottawa should be the main competition in the East. Here is how I see the Conference standings at season's end:

    1. Ottawa
    2. NYR
    3. Tampa Bay
    4. Pittsburgh
    5. Atalnta
    6. Philly
    7. Montreal
    8. Devs/Toronto

    any thoughts??

  9. pj1199 says:

    The Rangers are now commited to $38 million against next season's cap
    they still have to sign Shanny, Avery, King Henrik and Prucha

    with about $12 million room left it can be done

  10. big_booty says:

    The Rangers can have Gomez.  As I have said before, he tends to take long stretches of play "off," very Randy Moss-esque.  I don't expect that to change now that he got his bling.  Besides, we all know what happens when Devils become Rangers.

    Drury going to New York really pisses me off.

    Although, it remains to be seen how these two act around a primadonna like Jagr.

    Wait and see.

  11. mcpeach2 says:

    Lets not hand out the Stanley Cup yet…..dont get me wrong im excited about these signings.  Lets also not forget that the Rangers have had success the last two years due to good chemistry, hard work, and attention to detail.  If Renney can continue to preach this and injuries are avoided, then i really like the Rangers chances.

  12. pj1199 says:

    Drury exemplifies hard work and attention to detail. I don't think he will have that much of a problem meshing with Shannahan and Avery.
    Gomez will not be that tough to figurre out. The top line should be…Straka-Gomez-Jagr. I dont think that teams will double-team Jagr as much now and give Gomez the chance to skate around free. I think Jagr will get 35+ goals as will Gomez. The potential for each to get 100+ points is there and hould be very exciting to watch.

  13. pj1199 says:

    Haven't seen or heard of Jagr acting like a primadonna since hes been to NY.

    You must hate the Rangers

  14. ranger_fan says:

    Then we shall use Henk

  15. rangers914 says:

    im gonna agree mainly except a couple changes


  16. johnrot says:

    I would just like to take this time to say THANK YOU to two people. One Glen Sather, for the obvious. The second is to my wife who bought me Season tickets for the Rangers right after the lockout. What a woman!!!!!!!!

    I can't wait until the fall.

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