Salary Arbitration (Callahan on July 28, Dubinsky signs before hearing)
The Rangers have 4 eligible players. Ryan Callahan,Brandon Dubinsky,Brian Boyle and Michael Sauer. In the case of Sauer,he has 4 years of pro experience which is the minimum level of experience requirement for salary arbitration. 2007-08. 08-09. 09-10. 10-11.
The players have until 5pm today to file for salary arbitration.
The Rangers can elect to take a player to salary arbitration on July 6.
Once these players file for salary arbitration,they are no longer eligible for offer sheets.
Artem Anisimov is not eligible for salary arbitration. He only has 3 pro years. AA played 07-08 as a 19 year old in Hartford which meant his contract slid. AA has 3 years pro. 08-09. 09-10. 10-11. Looks like AA will sign soon
Look for the market for centers to pick up once Richards signs. RFA Artem Anisimov will re-sign with Rangers once Richards deal is done.
The Rangers having more than 1 arbitration case opens up a 2nd buyout window for them
11.18 Ordinary Course Buy-Outs Outside the Regular Period. Clubs shall have the
right to exercise Ordinary Course Buy-Outs outside the regular period for Ordinary
Course Buy-Outs in accordance with Paragraph 13(c)(ii) of the SPC. Each Club shall be
limited to no more than three (3) such buyouts over the term of this Agreement pursuant
to Paragraph 13(c)(ii) of the SPC. However, in the event that a Club has only one salary
arbitration hearing pursuant to Section 12.3(a) in a given League Year, such Club shall
not be entitled to exercise such a buyout outside the regular period for Ordinary Course
Buy-Outs. No Club shall exercise an Ordinary Course Buy-out outside the regular period
for any Player earning less than $1 million.
Larry Brooks has written 1 case opens up the 2nd window. Looking at 11.18. It's more than one.
This is Paragraph 13(c)(ii) of the SPC
(ii) For Clubs who have Club or Player elected Salary Arbitration filings
pursuant to Article 12, within the forty-eight (48) hour period beginning on the third day
following the later of: (i) the Club's receipt of its last salary arbitration award; or (ii) settlement
of its last case (provided such award was received or such settlement occurred after 7:00 p.m.
New York time; awards or settlements that occurred or were received after 7:00 p.m. New York
time will be deemed to have occurred or received the following business day for purposes of this
Filings. More than 1. The 2nd buyout window opens the Rangers last arbitration case is settled or an award is issued.
Exhibit 15. CBA critical dates
July 20 First Day of Salary Arbitration Hearings
August 4 Last Day of Salary Arbitration Hearings
August 6 Last Day for Issuance of Salary Arbitration Awards
48 hours after Club's last salary
arbitration award or settlement Deadline for such Club's Second Buy-Out Period [Only
for Clubs with Salary Arbitration Cases]
Glen Sather said during the Brad Richards conference call that the Rangers will re-sign their group II's within the next couple of weeks. The Rangers could re-sign their 4 arb eligible players before the hearings begin on July 20 and then have 48 hours to complete another buyout if they want. It's not automatically August which has been written. This is the same media which didn't realize Chris Drury could be bought out without going on waivers.
RangerBoy, do you work for an NHL team or at least NHL-related organization (such as the media)? If not, why not?
In any case, thanks for what you do.
After doing some extensive detective work regarding the breaking news around the Tim Erixon trade/signing (and a plethora of other useful information RB has supplied), I can now confirm that RangerBoy is Glen Sather. Sorry RB - the secret is out...
It would be interesting if none of the players file for arbitration and the Rangers don't file on anyone. At one point, I had decided that had a good possibility of happening, but as someone else said... don't think Sather would close the window of further flexibility if he wanted it.
Arbitration creates pressure points to get a contract completed. The Rangers will sign them before their hearing dates. All of the eligible players should file. Re-sign AA. Look to move Christensen. Don't let this stuff linger.
It's not "AGAIN". Last time Duby had no arbitration rights. Him filing is a good thing. It lets us negotiate with him until the 20th without anyone being able to potentially offer sheet him. A deal will most likely be reached before arbitration begins on the 20th. Sather doesn't want to go to arbitration. Callahan will also probably file and if he doesn't, the Rangers will probably file for him, along with Sauer and Boyle.
My 2 cents, everyone but Duby will DEFINITELY be signed before their arbitration hearing. Not a knock on Duby, but I feel that he and his agent could potentially play hardball and take it to arbitration. Not that Duby can't be signed before, but I think the chances of Duby signing before are 40% and 60% he doesn't