"Tuesday, July 26, 2011
No progress to report on Callahan deal
The Rangers and Brandon Dubinsky went to the last minute last Thursday before reaching an accord for a new, four-year, $16.8 million deal. It seems that if Ryan Callahan is to avoid Thursday’s arbitration hearing, it, too, will be with a last-minute deal.
Callahan’s agent, Steve Bartlett reported today there has not been much progress between the sides with the clock ticking towards Thursday. Essentially, Bartlett said he has submitted his proposal to the Rangers but added there has not been a lot of back and forth. The sides have exchanged briefs that are needed to prepare for an arbitration hearing. Bartlett said he he is “waiting for some response” regarding his proposal on a new deal for Callahan.
“They have our proposal,” Bartlett said. “If they feel, at some point between now and then (Thursday), if they feel there is something to talk about, I’m all years.”
Bartlett added he still believes a deal can be worked out but “it takes two to tango.”
Dubinsky’s salary cap average of $4.2 million per season should serve as a starting point for negotiations but Callahan, no doubt, is seeking more than that."
What do you guys think, does he make it arbitration or is it an 11th hour deal like Dubi?
Does he get more years/money then Dubi?
I don't think he gets to arbitration and gets same amount of years but slightly more money.