NY Rangers Make Big Move With Barclay Goodrow

An excellent playoff performance wasn't enough to save veteran New York Rangers forward Barclay Goodrow's job. The Blueshirts have placed the 31-year-old on waivers in what will be a cap-saving move, one way or another. 

Per reports, a buyout is still on the table if Goodrow isn't claimed by another team. He has 3 years at a $3.642M cap hit remaining on his deal.

Goodrow had a terrific playoff performance for the Rangers this spring, potting six goals in 16 games, largely thanks to a ridiculous shooting percentage of 40%.

The Rangers are really guaging the market on him with this move. If he's claimed, then great, another team will take on his contract. If not, a buyout is the most likely course of action. That option would be a big cap relief, at least for the next two years:

Per Puck Pedia, they'd actually get a rare cap credit of $247K in Year 1, followed by a cap hit of just $1.0M in Year 2, then nearly the full $3.5M in Year 3. Year 4 would be $1.11M.

Goodrow just completed his third season with the Rangers, and his numbers across the board took a huge tumble. After averaging double-digits in goals and over 30 points a season in his first two years on Broadway, he went way Off-Broadway this past season, recording just 4 goals and 12 points in 80 games.

It's certainly tough to justify paying over $3.5 million for a fourth-line center.

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