BUZZ: What Brandon Dubinsky Wants In A New Contract

In the NY Post, Larry Brooks writes that Brandon Dubinsky seeks a multi-year deal worth $4.5 million per season.

Dubinsky made $2 million last season and had a cap hit of $1.85 million. He scored 24 goals and had 30 assists.

Brooks says that Dubinsky won’t get that much from the Rangers and his case was hurt when Buffalo signed Drew Stafford to a four year deal worth $16 million.

All last summer we heard that Marc Staal wanted $4.5 million per season and instead he got a deal that escalated to be $5.4 million in it’s final year, but hovered between $3.1 and $3.8 million through the first four years. Dubinsky will get a similar deal to that, maybe the same.

This is just the beginning of the negotiation process between the two sides and I don’t believe that it will drag into training camp. It may take all summer to get the deal done, but it won’t go into training camp. Dubinsky knows how much John Tortorella didn’t like that and how missing a week hurt him. That won’t happen again, especially if Dubinsky wants to show he has grown up and become more of a leader.

Dubinsky said that he wants his new deal done soon.