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Blueshirts' cap could bounce Biron

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07:33 AM ET 09.18 | In the case of Martin Biron, Tuesday night was brought to you by the number zero. As in, allowing nothing to the Flyers on six shots in 31:22 of work in the Rangers' 3-2 preseason victory. As in doing nothing to lose the backup goaltender's role behind Henrik Lundqvist that he has held for the last three seasons. "I've always had to fight for a job in camp or for a new contract every couple of years, so I don't feel that there's any difference now," said Biron, who started the match before giving way to Cam Talbot. ... If Biron is in actual jeopardy of losing his spot, it's because of the Rangers' cap squeeze. Biron is carrying a $1.3-million cap hit while Talbot is under contract for $562,500 and Hedberg presumably would be willing to sign a deal in the neighborhood of $750,000.

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September 18, 2013  08:28 AM ET

Anybody can backup Henrik, you won't have to play much. Rangers can save some cash

September 18, 2013  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Anybody can backup Henrik, you won't have to play much. Rangers can save some cash

agree to a point....but you do sometimes get what you pay for. Judging from the 1st preseason games, they are certainly giving Talbot a long look

September 18, 2013  09:34 AM ET

I'm sure the Flyers would love to get a hold of goalie like Biron. :^)

September 18, 2013  09:37 AM ET

And now for something not as boring.....

September 18, 2013  10:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Anybody can backup Henrik, you won't have to play much. Rangers can save some cash

He won't remain bounced for long. The man can still play.

September 18, 2013  11:27 AM ET

Talbot is under contract for $562,500. Isn't that Ozzie money, back when goaltenders were worth their weight........

September 18, 2013  11:35 AM ET

How screwed up is your cap dollar distribution when you have to consider dumping a goalie as good as Biron due to a 1.3 mill salary ?

September 18, 2013  12:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Anybody can backup Henrik, you won't have to play much. Rangers can save some cash

I'll do it for 125K....

September 18, 2013  12:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

How screwed up is your cap dollar distribution when you have to consider dumping a goalie as good as Biron due to a 1.3 mill salary ?

Hankala----be careful. Your luck hasnt been so great lately. For all you know, Sather very well could become your GM

September 18, 2013  12:23 PM ET



:-)

September 18, 2013  01:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

:-)

What a beautiful hump that camel has! ;-)

September 18, 2013  07:59 PM ET

Huuuuump daaaaaaaay
Whoot whoot

 
September 18, 2013  08:37 PM ET

I trust Biron more than Talbot as Hank's backup, especially considering the fact that there's an Olympics this year and the backup should start more games than usual. Stepan's deal is going to force the Rangers' hand and I could see either Boyle or Biron taking a walk. I think either could be replaced by young kids like Lindberg/Fast or Talbot. Time will tell.

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