Arbitration and the Three Vancouver Canucks

July 6th, 2010 by Nucks IceMan Leave a reply »
By now, you have all heard that Tanner Glass, Jannik Hansen, and Mason Raymond have filed for arbitration after having received qualifying offers as RFA’s.

Now, I can understand Raymond taking this to arbitration as he had a minimum qualifying offer of $700,000.

Glass and Hansen? Not so much.

Sure I can see that Glass and Hansen want one-way contracts, and the team wants two ways. But for Glass, what does he have for an arguing point?

He was a fourth line player for most of the season and before he joined the ‘Nucks, he played a total of 44 games in the NHL with the Florida Panthers, and had a total of one goal, one assist, and 46 PIM.

Conversely with the Canucks, he played in 67 games—had four goals, seven assists, and 115 PIM, but is he worth any more than the $550,000 then he was offered?

Go have a look at the names of the available UFA’s that can play that role.

There are players like Josh Gratton and Warren Peters just to name a few, and for a similar price.

Vancouver might have a plan. If the arbitration decision is more than they want to pay, than they can ...

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