Thursday, July 21, 2011

Rangers Avoid Arbitration, Re-Sign Brandon Dubinsky Four-Year, 16.8 mil Deal

Today was supposed to be arbitration day for Brandon Dubinsky and the New York Rangers, but according to Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet they have instead finally agreed to a long-term deal.  Kypreos reports the deal as a 4-year, $16.8 million deal.  Tim Wharnsby of CBC follows up by tweeting the details of the deal.
Dubinsky avoids arbitration w/ NYR. Agrees to 4 yr deal, breakdown is as follows: $3.75M $3.75M $4.65M $4.65M.
Compared to the open market this could make Dubinsky look like a steal for these terms as he is a top line quality forward who plays in all situations for New York and is a leader in the locker room.  Some might argue that it is overpaying for what he has done to this point, but this is right where Dubinsky should be on a long-term deal.  Not only that, getting this deal done takes away what was going to be a major headache for the organization with the bad blood another failed attempt to agree on a contract would have caused.