Lundqvist Re-signs released a report that Henrik Lundqvist has agreed terms with the New York Rangers. Accoring to John Dellapina and Larry Brooks, NY journalists, the contratc is believed to be a one year deal worth under $3 million. Lundqvist becomes an unrestricted free agent following the 2008-2009 season.

TSN states it is worth $4.25M.

89 Responses to Lundqvist Re-signs

  1. NHLman says:

    But also has Shanahan on the cap for $5.3 million. Only $2.5 million will count against the cap this year! Add another $2.8 million to free space.

  2. Halibut says:

    Shanahans numbers including bonuses do count against the cap.  They are allowed to exceed the cap to pay them but those payments will come out of next years cap space.

    The interesting thing is all these numbers, including Kasparitis count towards the cap during the offseason where the team can go over the actual cap by about 10%.  So right now the rangers cant take on another $4million in salary without hitting the hard limit.  They have to trade away players to do so.

  3. NHLman says:

    That's what I've been saying. I think it might be Mara and Cullen that will dumped. Cullen back to Carolina and Mara to Atlanta? Carolina is supposedly looking for a 3rd line center and Atlanta could definitely use a defenseman.

  4. johnrot says:

    One more quick note. On NHLNUMBERS.COM they have Jagr's salary at 8.36 against the cap, but actually the Rangers are only responsible for 4.9. So there is another 3+ Million they have to sign players.

    They will sign everyone they need to. Slats pulled has pulled every trick in the book to this point and has done a great job.

  5. Glucker says:

    ok, i have numbers that show i'm right, you have ignorance… that i can live with

  6. NHLman says:

    Look again, has the right amount for Jagr. Look under cap hit, not salary.

  7. Glucker says:

    you can waive them down, but you will then have 2 more roster spots to fill, so instead of 5 spots to fill with 1.666 they'll have 7 to fill with 7.167… yea that's not bad… but once they sign Avery at 4(most likely number IMO) they'll have 6 spots to fill with 3.167… so 6 players with league min. salaries on the roster… probably just bringing up young guys… could be good… but its risky

  8. johnrot says:

    Not sure if all of my numbers are correct, but it appears that as of now the Rangers situation is as follows:

    Team spending so far as per

    Currently: 51.699 which is 1.399 over the limit
    In actuality the Rangers are at around 48.169 right now, and as soon as they drop Kasparaitis, they will most likely be around $45Million. That is plenty of money and space to sign who they need (Avery and Hossa).

    Don't forget that the Washington Capitals are responsible for $3.53 of Jagr's salary for 2007-08 as per the trade deal back in 2004.

    They should be fine to either go to arbitration with both players, however, I believe that Avery will be locked up for long term and Hossa's days in NY are numbered.

    Any thoughts?

  9. johnrot says:

    If I were you I would recheck those numbers. They have Jagr listed at 8.36 Million. His cap hit is only 4.9. The Numbers are WRONG!!!!!!! It happens. People make mistakes.

    You can also check this site if you want:

    " In Spring 2004, the Capitals traded Jaromir Jagr to the NY Rangers and agreed to pick up $18.5 million spread out over the next four years of his contract. One fourth of that total is void due to the 2004-05 lockout, leaving $13.875 million owed to the Rangers over the next three NHL seasons. Furthermore, all existing contracts under the new CBA have been adjusted to reflect a 24% rollback. As a result, the Capitals are paying the Rangers a total of $10.545 million between 2005-06 and 2007-08, or $3.515 million per season. The NHL has determined that the Capitals will not be charged for the team's portion of Jagr's salary when calculating Washington's salary cap space."

    They have 1 more year of this. Jagr's 8Mil won't count against the Rangers until next season!!!!!!

    What you have is either ignorance or a hope that the Rangers can't pull this off. Too bad for you, I think it's a combo of both.

  10. Glucker says:

    ok… first of all, i never said you didn't have guys to call up… i said you won't get avery. avery will get 4 mill on most any team in the league, if hartnell did, theres no reason he wont.
    with Shanahan and Kasper's numbers moved like you say they will, the rangers will have 18 players with 4.4 to spend. from what i know teams need to have 23 players on roster, 12 forwards, 6 defensemen, 2 goalies, and 3 extras.

    lets be generous here and say that Avery signs for only 3 mill, you now have 1.4 left for the remaining 4 players…~2 mill is what you need to fill up those spots

  11. Glucker says:

    so… just because players hate avery and every team wants him means he'll stay with the rangers? thats a good point, y didn't i think of that….=.=

    i'm sorry, these things just aren't that abvious to me…

  12. Glucker says:

    idiot, learn how to read a chart

  13. mikster says:

    Where are you guys getting $51M from? Shanahan’s cap hit on is wrong as only $2.5M counts this season, his incentives count for next season, i believe.

    Also, i don’t think Kaspar’s salary will count against the cap, but i could be wrong.

    Here is what i have:

    Hossa-Gomez-Jagr ($13M~)

    Straka-Drury-Shanahan ($12.85M)

    Avery-Cullen-Prucha ($6.5M~)

    Hollweg-Betts-Orr ($1.66M)

    Total: $34M~





    Total: $11.133M



    Total: $4.868M

    Grand Total: $50M~

    They could most likely let Hossa walk depending what he gets. I projected Avery getting $2M. So, they are right ON the cap limit.

    I don’t think they should carry both Pock and Strudwick. I expect Strudwick to be in the minors, so that’s -.500. Possibly Cullen gets traded.

    Rangers will be safe for the cap, i am not worried.

  14. Glucker says:

    again, i'm not sure, but i think it's too late for the rangers to get any compensation… if avery and hossa filed for arbitration, don't other teams have to wait for the Rangers to walk away(if they do) before trying to sign them?

  15. Glucker says:

    avery will get more then 2 mill…

  16. johnrot says:

    @##$$%%^ OFF

  17. mcpeach2 says:

    No Callahan?

  18. NHLman says:

    With all this talk of Salary Cap doom and gloom I just want to take a second to ask, how difficult would it be for the Rangers to trade two players? Honestly, are Paul Mara, Marek Malik, and Matt Cullen so bad that no one wants them for for a pick or a prospect? I don't see why the Rangers need to get a heck of a lot back in any salary-dumping trade since there are players ready to jump in once they are moved.

    I stated earlier, somewhere on this thread, that I think Mara and Cullen would be traded.

    to Carolina:
    Matt Cullen

    to NYR:
    2nd Rnd pick/3rd Rnd pick

    to Atlanta:
    Paul Mara

    to NYR:
    3rd Rnd pick/4th Rnd pick

    Is this so outlandish? Heck, why couldn't the Rangers just take a 5th Rnd pick for each of them? There is no need for them to acquire veterans in return. You trade Mara and Staal takes his place. You trade Cullen and Dubinsky takes his place. The Rangers wouldn't be in bad position, as Staal and Dubinsky look to be solid players. I believe there are a bunch of teams that would be willing to take these players off the Rangers' hands, especially at the discount I'm suggesting.

  19. Halibut says:

    Shanahan's bonuses and Kasparitis contracts do count towards the cap.  Teams can exceed the cap by 10% during the offseason but have to go down to the cap by the time the regular season starts.  They can go over the cap by up to $3 million to pay bonuses which will count against next year. 

    Those numbers do still count towards the $55 million limit so the rangers cant take on much more salary without dumping some.

  20. Halibut says:

    I'll agree with you.  They can deal players if they want to give them away.  Teams do realize the Rangers are in a crunch though and wont pay very much so you may have to drop those draft picks to the 5th rounders you suggested. 

    The big problem may be that teams will wait and not agree to any deals for awhile, making it hard for the Rangers to sign new players or accept the arbitration rewards to Avery or Hossa.

  21. Glucker says:


  22. Glucker says:

    me, lol, i think that 2 is too low for him.

  23. Glucker says:

    Staal will have an awesome career, is he ready to come in this season though?

  24. nordiques100 says:

    From what I can see, the rangers have the following under contract for a total cap hit of about 47.5 million leaving them with just under 3 million in cap space. This includes deferring the bonuses on Shanahan's contract to next year and excludes the contract of darius kasparitius.

    forwards (10): gomez, jagr, straka, shanahan, callahan, hollweg, orr, betts, cullen, prucha

    defence (7) : malik, roszival, mara, tyutin, girardi, pock, strudwick

    goal (2): lundqvist, valiquette

    their key RFAs are Hossa and Avery.

    i cant see avery getting less than 1.5 million. there are many players like him who make at  or over 1.5 million (matt cooke for example earns 1.5 mil per). Hossa meanwhile will likely grab 1-1.5 million.

    its pretty obvious they are going to need to do some major cap juggling.

    they can wipe out almost 6 million in cap hit by moving mara and cullen.
    they may have no choice but to do just that. and i cant see them finding a way to bring back hossa.

    they still need help on D, and the players i mentioned, cullen, mara, avery, hossa gave the rangers speed and depth that they didnt have in previous years. if they are forced to move cullen, avery, hossa, the team will be very top heavy up front with little proven talent on the 3rd or 4th lines.

    they have a ton of young players to possibly work into the lineup:

    forward: byers, graham, dubinsky, dawes, moore, immonen, jessiman, ansimov, bourret, dupont, korpikoski

    defence: staal, sauer, liffiton, pikkaranen

    goal: montoya

    but are they ready? thats the question. training camp will answer that, and at that time the team can decide on shedding salaries either through waivers or outright demotions.

  25. goleafsgo1991 says:

    It's 47,189,143 from (no Callahan) and 48236310 from but that's no Lundqvist and I assume including Kasparitis.

    I figure Hossa can just walk if he wants more than 600,000 and he's not even really needed in the line-up anyway, and Avery deserves no more than around 2.5 million considering that's more than double his 1.1 from last year.

    For lines I see…

    Straka – Gomez – Jagr
    (I would say Shanny instead of Straka, but Jagr seems to like the Czechs)

    Shanahan – Drury – Prucha
    (Secondary scoring line. Avery could replace one of the wingers if he starts to create good offense)

    Callahan – Cullen – Avery
    (Abit of a grindy line, all good 3rd line type people)

    Betts – Hollweg – Orr
    (Not the best fourth line but it seems to get the job done. Hossa could replace Orr I guess).

    Malik – Rozsival
    Tyutin – Girardi
    Mara – Strudwick/Pock

    (Not too sure about the D, and then obviously Lundqvist in goal).

  26. rangers914 says:

    teams not agreeing doesnt mean the rangers cant sign avery hossa and possibly other UFAs because they are aloud to be 10% over the cap before the season starts which is almost 5 million so that really doesnt give teams any leverage when it comes to trading

  27. habswinthecup-again says:

     Plain and simple, the Rangers and Sather have screwed up again!

  28. wheresthesoda says:

    Avery is not going to get 4 mill from an arbitrator….once that happens you gain the ability to speak again

  29. mikster says:

    Most likely he will be in there but he is the only player, with the exception of Staal, in that group that does not have to go through waivers. So…i am being theoretical about it thinking that Callahan’s salary does not have to count against the cap if he is in the minors.

  30. mikster says:

    Shanahan’s performance bonuses count for next season, not this year. It would make no sense otherwise.

  31. papichulo71 says:

    They could sign and deal like what Ottawa did with Marian Hossa or they could do what Buffalo did with J.P. Dumont and walk away from the arbitration hearing and get nothing.

  32. woohoo19 says:

    I don't get why everyone is so quick and high to praise lundqvist. I mean dont get me wrong he's good but i don't think he deserves the same money as others like Giguerre and Luongo at the moment. He hasn't proved that he is an elite goaltender. Maybe Luongo hasn't either but he is a bit more matured and is just entering his prime. Lungvist should probably sign like a 3 year $12.6M contract and by then and i think he will deserve the 6 or 7M.

  33. Halibut says:

    They've already cut into that number.  Shanahans bonuses count towards that 5 million as does Kasparitis salary.  They have less than $4 million to work with to sign both players.  Which makes it pretty tight. 

  34. wheresthesoda says:

    they would only count for this season if the team is under the cap

  35. Girardi46 says:

    Well Hossa doesn't deserve much, no more than a mill, and avery could get about 2-2.5, which leaves room. Plus Hossa is expendable so he can walk if it comes down to that.

  36. goleafsgo1991 says:

    Woooooooh there. Ok Lundqvist would be up there with Kipper, Brodeur, Luongo, and Giguere in my top 5 current goalies. (HM to Hasek, Turco, Miller, and Emery…bash away if you want). His accomplishments:

    A) Made the Elitserin at age 18.
    B) Won 2 Elitserin titles before the age of 24. (2003 and 2005)
    C) Started on the Swedish World Championships team at the age of 22, won a silver medal and was named top goalie.
    D) In his last year in the Elitserin he broke the records for GAA, Save Percentage, Shutouts, and Shutout Streak as well as winning the MVP, Top Player, and Top Goalie honours.
    E) Was the Swedish Junior Player of the Year in 2002.
    F) Was nominated for the Vezina as an NHL rookie (last guy I can remember doing that was Belfour…), was the first Rangers rookie to win 20 games since Richter, was on the All-Rookie team, and led the Rangers into the playoffs for the first time in 9 years.
    G) Was nominated for the Vezina for the second straight year, was on fire down the stretch, and led the Rangers into the second round.
    H) Won the Gold medal at the 2006 Olympics with Sweden.
    I) If he were a rookie next year he'd still be eligible for the Calder.

    Considering what Luongo and Kabibulin are making I'd say as a UFA he could have gotten into the 6 million range.

  37. johnrot says:

    Not sure if you know, but in essence you are still wrong. NHLnumbers has Shanny's entire contract 5.3 million listed as a cap hit, actually 2.8 million would come off of next years cap because Shanahan is over 35.He is allowing more than half his salary to come in the form of easily attainable bonuses that can be deferred to the following season's salary cap calculation if need be. In addition everyone knows that Kasparaitis will either be waived sent to the minors. I can read fine. This would still put the Rangers below the cap, even if it's only by a little. LOL

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