Unable to come to an eleventh hour agreement, P.K. Subban and Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin squared off in front of an independent arbitrator Friday morning in Toronto. The arbitrator will hand down a decision, expected to be in the 7 million dollar range, no later than noon Sunday.
Unless there’s an eleventh hour settlement, P.K. Subban and the Canadiens will face off against each other in arbitration Friday morning. The rules and procedures of the NHL arbitration process has been carved in stone through the collective bargaining agreement. The final decision will be made by independent arbitrator Elizabeth Neumeier of Boston.
The Canadiens announced the addition of former New York Rangers assistant Daniel Lacroix to their coaching staff. He will replace Gerard Gallant who moved on to become head coach of the Florida Panthers. The Habs also hired Rob Ramage in the role of player development coach replacing Patrice Brisebois who had resigned for personal reasons.
The figures are out. The Canadiens have offered 5.25 million dollars while Subban, through his agent Don Meehan has asked for 8.5 million. If nothing is settled beforehand, Subban and his agents will sit down across the table from the Canadiens and settle on a one year contract through an arbitrator on Friday morning.
It’s been over three weeks since the Canadiens traded defenseman Josh Gorges to the Buffalo Sabres for a second round draft choice in 2016. At his B.C. hometown for the summer, he told the Kelowna Daily Courier that he is still trying to figure out why the Canadiens considered him expendable.
Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Thursday that the team has agreed to terms on a four-year contract with forward Lars Eller (2014-15 to 2017-18).
Twenty players were scheduled for 2014 NHL salary arbitration including the Canadiens Lars Eller on Friday and P.K. Subban a week later. Eller is reportedly looking for 3.3 million dollars a season, the Canadiens have filed at 1.65M. Chances are the two sides will come to a mid-point agreement before Friday.
Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, announced Monday the signing of 2014 first round pick Nikita Scherbak to a three-year, entry level contract (2014-15 to 2016-17).
For all of the things that Mike Ribeiro has done well in his 13 year NHL career, he will be most remembered as a disruptive force on the NHL teams for whom he played, including the Canadiens.
It’s not only baseball that experiences summer’s “dog days”. In hockey they start right about now. NHL draft is over, top free agents have been signed. The only thing left before general managers take their August holiday is salary arbitration. In the news over the last week, speculation on that hole on the Canadiens right wing, the American Hockey league’s change in the overtime rules and the improving Hamilton Bulldogs offense.