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THN brings you the latest on arbitration and buyouts in the NHL. Hear about what teams and players are currently dealing with these issues and how they will handle them.
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The -- Rangers and for a nickel like -- have await an arbitrator's ruling to determine how much money the shifty. But very inconsistent forward will make next season NHL Adam. Some people seem to think we're wasting our time waiting around here with the arbitrator has to say because regardless. The Rangers are going to walk away from that ruling what's your take on the situation and that is the case. Why -- the Rangers just not even bother with a qualifying offer. Gavel I do think that is the case trying to think shared his relationship with the Rangers is probably irretrievably broken at the stage. They've made moves to the kind of supplant him. Offensively with with -- -- and so we know he's gonna become this I think the reason that they -- qualifying that you want to keep your options open if if a guy like okay they haven't an instance like Gary Johnson did in Saint Louis were hurt themselves in the offseason. I'm suddenly you've at least got the the option to take Ontario so. You know I think it's really just to safeguard. By everybody I talked to him he's not going to be New York Rangers in a couple days. Right we always hear about how tough hockey players are but conversely real clear about some my hurt feelings sometimes during the arbitration process. This can be a bit -- they -- tricky procedure can always it. They can and the -- thing is is that an arbitration hearing in the NHL isn't very. Strict procedure. He goes by numbers there's a lot of comparisons. So if your say Toronto's -- stage and you might get compared to Ottawa's Chris Kelly and then indeed the Irish are they -- how much is Chris Kelly making that's what man stage will make. And you know -- teams are making their cases for a dollar amount so you will get teams making very unfavorable. Comparisons. Cheer the players and that you know there's even some sort of light name calling I saw that you know and Shaone -- was once called one dimensional by the Washington Capitals and then. You know and then he's got a -- play for that team so yet it's not the most fun because. Ottoman just one assure you everyone here at kitchen sink here a multi dimensional very talented contributor I want arbitration and batteries because or. Jeered -- you might not be able to say the same thing owed him he's certainly bit of a one way guide the Rangers do you walk away what's this guys options. But it's just playing in Europe probably bring in the Continental League east he's clearly got cultural tie to that direction and -- no way if he doesn't wanna. The play for the Rangers they -- not -- want him regardless I mean they may get the decision in their favor and still walk away. So I think K he's moving overseas at least for here. So it's arbitration season it's also bio season we've seen a few somewhat eyebrow raising decisions. On the part of clubs to buy some teams out of any earth some players have rather had any of those decisions caught your attention. Yeah well I think -- look at friends that have relaying Carolina and and and maybe that was a bit of a foregone conclusion given how much he would play it last season. But I think you're seeing changing of the guards there where in a GM Jim Weatherford has said. He wants -- -- is again a -- younger it's tougher back there you know. Getting Aaron Ward back in the old certainly house getting injured Alberts from free -- certainly helps. And then you know I think -- the other one is is Vaclav -- bond Tampa. It's only been one year into that contract obviously he underperformed as did many of the Bulls this isn't our visions of last season now. But yet just yet another contract that was done last summer by the new Bulls ownership -- looking a bit fishy. But again sight is sort of top tier player if you can't perform and instantly the -- don't think he can do that anymore. I think -- the agency -- and there is cross bullets right mentioned you know still very early. And I in a long term contract is this just evidence of more Tampa madness or is this perhaps a sign that GM Brian Lawton. As a for my idea what he wants -- -- fits in that plan and who doesn't. Yeah I could very albeit I think it's it's a bad harbinger for for the financial picture in Tampa -- there's -- enough questions about. Their ownership of what they can sustain financially and to see them you know try and spread out money for six years almost two million dollars. A year for a guy I mean that's that's a pretty big roster space that you could -- so. You know I think they're going to be questions about campus finances until they had until the owners either come in and and solidify their their capital or or until they sell the team. Well no matter who's coming in the door or heading. Three -- that you'll find all the information and analysis. On the hockey news.com. The.