Chris Kreider’s arbitration hearing is tomorrow and yesterday both sides submitted their numbers to the arbitrator.
Larry Brooks writes that the award given in most arbitration cases is within 10% of the midpoint of what the two sides are asking. (NY Post)
The Rangers are likely to use the fact that Kreider had a “lost” 2013 season with both Hartford and the Rangers and that he started this past season in Hartford. They are also likely to use that Kreider didn’t play much in situations where the Rangers held a one-goal lead late in the game and that he wasn’t used during 4 on 4 OT in the regular season because of his defensive issues. (NY Post)
9:14PM: Brooks thinks that Kreider will get a deal between $2.2 million and $2.7 million. The decision on where the award falls in that range will likely be determined by how much weight the arbitrator puts on Kreider’s playoff performance. (NY Post)
The two sides are working on avoiding arbitration and would be “best served” to come to terms on a deal worth $2.45 million per year. (NY Post)
4:18PM The Rangers number is $2.05 million. The first year of the deal is $1.9 million an the second year is $2.2 million. (Larry Brooks)
Brooks anticipates that the deal will end up being between $2.2 million and $2.5 million.
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The Rangers are working with Chris Kreider to avoid arbitration and come to terms on a two-year bridge contract. (NY Post)
If Kreider does head to arbitration, next Wednesday, Kreider will likely get a deal worth between $2.1 million and $2.5 million per year for two years. (NY Post)
The Rangers have the option to elect a one-year award or a two-year award per the CBA.
it was wondered earlier in the offseason that the Rangers may look to give Kreider a long-term deal.
It was speculated that Kreider could get a bridge contract similar to Max Pacioretty.
When asked about Kreider at the draft, Glen Sather mentioned how he started the year in the minor leagues and intimated that he doesn’t yet have a proven track record of success in the NHL.
The NHLPA has announced the following dates for arbitration hearings:
- Chris Kreider: July 23
- Mats Zuccarello: July 25
- Derick Brassard: July 28
The three players filed for arbitration on Saturday.
The Rangers are reportedly interested in long-term deals for all three players.
What can and can’t be used during arbitration hearings.
Mats Zuccarello, Derick Brassard and Chris Kreider all filed for arbitration yesterday which, above all else, means that the three of them will be under contract when training camp starts in September. (NY Post)
The team will either come to terms on a new contract with them or the team will accept the award that the arbitrator determines.
Larry Brooks says that the objective on all sides is to have the three players sign long-term deals with the Rangers. (NY Post)
Brassard is likely to get the largest contract of the three (Daily News) and his agent confirmed that they are still trying to negotiate a long-term deal. (Walsh)
Zuccarello has said that he is looking for a four-year deal.
It’s been previously suggested that Kreider would likely sign a bridge deal.
5:17PM arbitration hearings will be held between July 20th and August 4th. (NHLPA)
1:23PMDerick Brassard, Mats Zuccarello and Chris Kreider have filed for arbitration. (Larry Brooks)
The team will continue to negotiate deals with all three to avoid arbitration.
Last summer Zuccarello didn’t want to go to arbitration so he lessened his demands in the final moments before the hearing.
Players who file for arbitration have a history of locking up deals shortly, sometimes minutes, before their hearing is about to start.
The Rangers trashed Sean Avery during an arbitration hearing in 2007.