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07-19-2011, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by wolfgaze View Post
The other element of it is, if they can't come to an agreement on a new contract at this juncture of his career, what is the likelihood that they'll be able to agree to a contract 1 year from now after his point production is boosted from playing with/alongside Richards? I will not be happy if this arbitration hearing happens... The two sides can't be that far apart.
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Dubinsky, whose hearing is scheduled for next Thursday, is two years away from unrestricted free agency under terms of the current collective bargaining agreement. The Rangers would be expected to elect a two-year arbitration award should the parties be unable to agree on a long-term contract prior to the hearing.
Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/range...#ixzz1SZ8exaG3

It was reported earlier that Dubinsky was looking for 4.5 mil per year. That's not much over what we are all expecting, so I have to imagine they are close on the dollars and it's probably the years that are in question. Or maybe it's stuff like NTCs and signing bonuses.

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