Friday, July 27, 2007

Arbitration Day

On Friday, Derek Roy will more than likely have his arbitration hearing with Buffalo Sabres brass to try and iron out a figure for his 2007/08 salary. Roy joins a fair sized list of players who couldn't settle the deal themselves, rather letting a third party arbitrator handle the number crunching. Roy scored 21 goals and had 63 points last season, which should entitle him to one big raise this summer. The election to go to arbitration should settle this in a hurry, as the Sabres will more than likely accept fair-market value for Roy, which should be in the range of J.P. Dumont's $2.5 million.

Washington's Brook Laich settled his deal with an arbitrator on Tuesday, inking a new 1-year deal worth $750,000 and Dallas' Antti Miettinen had his hearing on Thursday and is awaiting the results, either late today or first thing Saturday. Other notable players for arbitration this summer is the Kings' Mike Cammelleri and the Canadiens' Michael Ryder. Check out's list of all players going to arbitration this summer.

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