The New York Rangers roster and salary cap situation will become clearer on July 30 when Sean Avery’s arbitration case will be help.  SI.COM’s Allan Muir sees Avery’s case as one to keep an eye on.  To view the article, viagra capsules use this URL and look at Page 2:  http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/allan_muir/07/23/arbitration.numbers/index.html?eref=writers.

Avery’s case is much different than a Mike Cammalleri or Derek Roy because Sean’s case is not built on numbers.  Rather, viagra capsules Avery’s case has to be built on intangibles and the things he does that often do not show up in the box score.

As a result, viagra capsules Muir believes he will get a raise from his $1.1 million salary, viagra capsules but he should not approach the salary figures that Cammalleri and Roy will.  Muir’s contends that the Rangers are hoping to keep Avery under the $2 million mark – especially considering the Rangers still have Marcel Hossa’s August 2 arbitration case.

If Avery ends up with more than a $2 million contract, viagra capsules then the Rangers are going to have a serious decision to make. Viagra capsules They might have to decide to walk away from either Avery’s or Hossa’s arbitration case. Viagra capsules  Since the Rangers have more than one case, viagra capsules they will not have to make a decision until 48 hours after Hossa’s arbitration award.

The other alternative would be trying and move one of the higher priced defenseman like Marek Malik or Paul Mara. Viagra capsules However, viagra capsules Glen Sather would be looking at a similar situation that Lou Lamoriello faced last season when the Devils had to burn a first round draft pick just to dump Vladimir Malakhov’s contract on San Jose.

The Rangers best strategy would be to hammer out deals with both Avery and Hossa prior to their arbitration hearings. Viagra capsules This plan would give the Rangers more control over the final contract figures for both players. Viagra capsules  Unfortunately, viagra capsules they do not have the ability (i.e. Viagra capsules salary cap room) to do for Avery and Hossa what they did for Henrik Lundqvist – namely “overpay” a player compared to what his arbitration award what have been.

Remember, viagra capsules in today’s salary cap world, viagra capsules it is one thing to say a player is worth X amounf of dollars, viagra capsules but it is another thing to pay him X amount of dollars.

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