That's still a little bit over, but if you get a little bit better prices on Dubi's arb hearing and/or Cally's deal, you're under. If you need more room, you only have to demote/deal Christensen.
Makes me wonder if they didn't make the call that they want to keep Wolski and therefore, barring sweetheart deals from both Cally and Dubi (which were never gonna happen), the only way to make the roster work under the cap would be to give Cally (who only has one year of RFA left) the long term deal and push Dubi until next year...
(i) Each salary arbitration decision must be issued by fax and e-mail
to each of the parties within forty-eight (48) hours of the close of
(ii) The decision of the Salary Arbitrator shall establish:
(A) the term of the SPC, based upon the Player's or Club's
elect ion of a one or two year SPC, as set forth in its brief
and as consistent with this Ar icle;
(B) the Paragraph 1 NHL Salary to be paid to the Player by the
Club for the season(s) in respect to which the arbitration is
(C) the inclusion or otherwise of a Minor League clause (or
clauses) and the amount of Paragraph 1 Minor League
Salary to be paid under each of the season(s) in respect to
which the arbitration is requested;
(D) a brief statement of the reasons for the decision, including
identificat ion of any comparable(s) relied on.
Hearing is scheduled to conclude today noon. 9am start. 90 minutes for each side. Something should be released by Saturday afternoon.
Remember that poster Gag telling everyone how great this arbitration was for the team and the player?
Yup, instead we could have had Dubinsky locked up for years and years for under 5M.
But gag knows better then all.
What makes you say that? Dubinsky is asking for 4.6 for a 1 year deal. Dubinsky is going to ask for more than that if he is giving up UFA years, which is probably where the 5.5 per number that Brooks was bandying about comes from.
I think we are all going to be very shocked at the arbitrators award. I have a feeling it will set Dubinsky in his place as to what he is ACTUALLY worth. Imo hes worth 4.25 on a deal buying out UFA years, not 5.25. And on a 1 year, hes lucky to get 3.6. His greed is really starting to annoy me.
I KNEW that as soon as I put the time into doing that analysis above, Dubi was going to sign for multiple years.
Having said that, it doesn't change the fact that it only leaves $6.4MM to sign Cally, Eminger and bring in Erixon at $1.75MM... Something's got to give.
Originally Posted by RangerBoy
Zuccarello at $1.75M with no bonus cushion is a waste of cap space. Unless he can contribute more than just scoring in the shootout,he belongs in the AHL.
I would tend to agree with you, RB (although I would suggest that you should then trade him for a pick/prospect rather than demote him), and such a move would definitely clear the necessary space. The only problem is - who plays the right side on the third line? If it's Thomas, you need to add back $1MM, which takes you back over the cap (or too close to it to operate). Avery? Christensen? I'm not certain that I - or Torts - would be happy with either option...
Average Annual Value. Cap hit, basically. I don't know why AAV is suddenly the new term people use.
Thanks, yeah, kind of annoying IMHO....
Didnt the term start being used after the Kovalchuk debacle and the league outlining the new procedure for calculating the cap hit for certain types of contracts? Maybe I'm wrong but I thought that was around the time frame that I started hearing it.