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#1 Drake_Marcus

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:08 PM

Thanks to LeBrun:

NHLPA announces 31 players filed for salary arbitration today: James Wisniewski, Ben Eager, Andrew Ladd, Clarke MacArthur, Greg Campbell,Blake Wheeler, Tim Kennedy, Ian WhiteAntti Niemi, Jared Boll, Anton StralmanFabian Brunnstrom, Derek Meech, Gilbert Brule, Jeff Drouin-DesLauriers,Jean-Francois Jacques, Brad Richardson, Mark Fraser, Matt Moulson, Daniel Girardi,Chris Campoli, Peter Regin, Daniel Carcillo, Cam Janssen, Nate Thompson, Tanner Glass, Jannik Hansen, Mason Raymond, Eric Fehr, Tomas Fleischmann, Jeff Schultz


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Holland must be happy about this. Meech's agent is deluded if he thinks the arbiters will hand his client a big salary for sitting in the press box.

Note that this doesn't necessarily mean Meech will actually go to arbitration. He could be signed well before his hearing date.

Edit: thanks to FireCaptain for the spelling lesson.

Edited by Drake_Marcus, 05 July 2010 - 09:11 PM.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:09 PM

He'd be DELUDED too.

haha.

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Holland must be happy about this. Meech's agent is diluted if he thinks the arbiters will hand his client a big salary for sitting in the press box.

Note that this doesn't necessarily mean Meech will actually go to arbitration. He could be signed well before his hearing date.


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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:10 PM

Lastly, since today was the last day to file for arbitration we know Miller and Eaves have opted not to go that way.
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:10 PM

Theres alot of tasty 4th line grinders/fighters in that list...Carcillo, Boll, Janssen, Eager, Glass>Meech.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:11 PM

He'd be DELUDED too.

haha.


Maybe I thought he was soluble and would be diluted? :ranting:
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:12 PM

Lastly, since today was the last day to file for arbitration we know Miller and Eaves have opted not to go that way.


More importantly, neither has Jamie Tardif.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:14 PM

Theres alot of tasty 4th line grinders/fighters in that list...Carcillo, Boll, Janssen, Eager, Glass>Meech.


Meech definitely isn't the highlight of that list. :lol:

More importantly, neither has Jamie Tardif.


I don't think he has arbitration rights since he hasn't even made the NHL and signed a rookie contract.
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:16 PM

I don't think he has arbitration rights since he hasn't even made the NHL and signed a rookie contract.


Lucky for Detroit. No doubt the arbitration would rule a multi-million dollar contract was deserved.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:23 PM

Maybe I thought he was soluble and would be diluted? :ranting:


The only thing that's been diluted is Meech's talent... amirite? :ph34r:

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:24 PM

Lucky for Detroit. No doubt the arbitration would rule a multi-million dollar contract was deserved.


We'll see when we watch the Griffs games next season :)

I'm waiting for Callahan to turn 20 so he can join the Griffs and we can see if he's got the chops to fight as a pro.
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:27 PM

Haha, how does Meech file for arbitration but Eaves doesnt? Good thing though, I want to keep Eaves for a good price. Meech can fly off somewhere else now.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:29 PM

Exactly . baaaaZING!

The only thing that's been diluted is Meech's talent... amirite? :ph34r:


Roger that.

Maybe I thought he was soluble and would be diluted? :ranting:


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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:38 PM

I've never really understood arbitration.When a guy files for it,what's the point?Does this mean Meech will be a Wing next year for sure?I'm clueless when it comes to arbitration.
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:42 PM

I've never really understood arbitration.When a guy files for it,what's the point?Does this mean Meech will be a Wing next year for sure?I'm clueless when it comes to arbitration.


We've got his rights. But the Wings have three options when it comes to an arbitration decision:
1. Walk away and the player immediately becomes a UFA
2. Accept the ruling and pay them to play next season
3. Accept the ruling and trade the player off with a set contract (as specified by the arbiter)
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:49 PM

Probably means Holland was trying to get him at the league minimum.

Most of you guys forget, Meech has been playing on a contract that was BELOW LEAGUE MINIMUM because of when it was signed. Arbitration doesn't necessarily mean the player wants a huge contract. It often means that the team and player have not come to an agreement, yet would like to and intend to. Meech could be asking for $850k and Holland offering $500k, and Holland might be spending more time negotiating with Eaves/Miller/Abby/Helm so Meech filed for arbitration to ensure he would definitely have a contract with the team because he is worth more than $500k.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:55 PM

Thanks Drake.Well maybe Meech will get his slight raise somewhere else.
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:58 PM

Maybe he'll go to the Flyers and come just short of winning the Cup and Conn Smythe trophy.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 10:35 PM

Thanks Drake.Well maybe Meech will get his slight raise somewhere else.


And the moment he leaves the team will get instantly tougher and bigger. Addition by subtraction :P
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 10:40 PM

There's some tough guys in that arbitration list.Get 'er done Kenny!:thumbup:
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 11:40 PM

Probably means Holland was trying to get him at the league minimum.

Most of you guys forget, Meech has been playing on a contract that was BELOW LEAGUE MINIMUM because of when it was signed. Arbitration doesn't necessarily mean the player wants a huge contract. It often means that the team and player have not come to an agreement, yet would like to and intend to. Meech could be asking for $850k and Holland offering $500k, and Holland might be spending more time negotiating with Eaves/Miller/Abby/Helm so Meech filed for arbitration to ensure he would definitely have a contract with the team because he is worth more than $500k.


His cap hit was under the minimum last season. His salary wasn't. His hit was slightly over minimum for the first two years.

And he's not worth more than $500k to us. We'd be better off without him. Maybe it will force us to get a real defenseman.





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