Christensen won't get QO
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06-28-2010, 10:34 PM
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I guess that KIND OF explains the last part of the report, but how much could he honestly get if he went to arbitration? Would he even really do that considering the Rangers were the only team willing to give him a shot last season and he seemed grateful for it?
The Leafs didn't tender John Mitchell a QO. The Leafs want to re-sign Mitchell but were scared of the arbitration award
If the Leafs had qualified Mitchell with an offer to retain his rights, Mitchell also would have qualified for arbitration.
The Leafs didn’t want to take the risk Mitchell would win an arbitration case for more than $1 million a year, and are hoping to get him for significantly less than $800,000.
“We’ve agreed to continue discussions,” said Burke. “He’s made it clear he wants to come back and we’ve made it clear we want him back and on July 1 we’ll see if there’s a number that works.”
The Rangers are using the same strategy with Christensen. Both players have similar numbers the last two years.
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