With the Marc Staal trade, both the Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers gain benefits that make sense for where they are. The rebuilding Red Wings gain a 2021 second-round pick and a veteran in Marc Staal, while the Rangers save $5.7 million in cap space for 2020-21.
(And, um, receive “future considerations.” Uh huh.)
Red Wings receive: Marc Staal, 2021 second-round pick
Rangers receive: $5.7M in cap space from trading Staal, “future considerations.”
Rangers gain some serious cap flexibility, perhaps room for free agent splurge?
With Cap Friendly estimating the Rangers at a bit more than $20M in space, they have some interesting flexibility.
Now, that number can be a little misleading out of context. After all, it’s based on 14 roster spots being filled, so Rangers players will eat that up. That said, it will be interesting to see if the Rangers have more tricks up their