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Dubinsky signs (2 years, $3.7MM [$1.85M Cap Hit])
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09-18-2009, 07:27 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New York
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The point of RFA is so you don't pay market value for your players and lose them too quickly.
We don't have to pay Dubinsky market value because he is an RFA and Sather isn't bidding against anyone for his services.
It doesn't matter what Dubinsky's market value is.
You have no concept of the CBA.
Market value? Tell that to the 29 other NHL teams. The second contract stopped being a cheap contract when Columbus gave Nash a ton of money.This is not the stone-age days of the 1980's and the early 1990's where a team could grind a player into accepting their deal. In those days, there was no salary arbitration and unrestricted free agency.
You don't pay market value for your players and lose them too quickly
Unless Slats gets the NHL and NHLPA to change the CBA within the next 9 months,Dubinsky is going to be arbitration eligible. Sather has no choice in the matter. The system does not allow for teams to jip their young players.The arbitrator will determine how much Dubinsky should be paid for 10-11.As far losing them too quickly?7 years accrued experience or 27 years old. It's in the CBA.
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