Thread: Helene St. James Quincey Files for Arbitration
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07-06-2012, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by joe89 View Post
Latest arbitration award to a mid d-man was Campoli last year, he was awarded $2.5M(CHI walked away, he then signed for $1.75M with MTL).. He had also played for three teams in total, and was acquired by his new team at the deadline. Also injury struggles in the last few years heading into arbitration.

Campoli career stats before arbitration: 397 games, 33 goals, 102 assists, 0,35 ppg, -39. Playoffs 18 games, 1 goal, 4 assists, +3.
Last two seasons heading into arbitration: 144 games, 8 goals, 31 assists, 0,27 ppg, -3.

Quincey career stats: 257 games, 18 goals, 77 assists, 0,37 ppg, -5. Playoffs 24 games, 0 goals, 2 assists, +/- 0.
Last two seasons heading into arbitration: 93 games, 7 goals, 20 assists, 0.29 ppg, -6.

There's some raw stats, read what you want from it.

Some context:
Quincey has a history of playing more on special teams, especially penaltykilling, i.e. more ice time.
Quincey hits some more, blocked shots fairly equal.
Campoli takes fewer penalties.
Campoli has more experience.
$2,5M last year equals about $2,7M this year.

I do think Quincey is better and should get more than Campoli, but based on those hard facts I don't think he should get close to $4M.

I don't expect this to go to arbitration though.
The comparables to use aren't other arb awards, but actual contracts signed by comparable defensemen. The arbitrator does not have to use the comparables presented by the player nor the team. Unlike baseball, he doesn't have to split the difference nor pick the team's or player's number.

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