Teams Lining up to Settle Before Arbitration

Updated: July 28, 2010 at 1:04 pm by Alexander Monaghan

A few weeks ago we released an arbitration list which named the players ready to do battle with their employers. From that list a vast majority settled with the exception of Stanley Cup winner Antti Niemi.

Let’s take a short look at who settled and who is still prepared to go to war:

Anaheim Ducks
James Wisniewski – Scheduled 8/3/10

Ben Eager – Scheduled 8/3/10
Andrew Ladd – Scheduled 7/29/10
Clarke MacArthur – Team walked away from award

Gregory Campbell – signed before arbitration
Blake Wheeler – Pending award

Tim Kennedy – Pending Award

Ian White – Scheduled 7/30/10

Antti Niemi – Scheduled 7/29/10

Blue Jackets
Jared Boll – Settled before arbitration
Anton Stralman – Settled before arbitration

Fabian Brunnstrom – Settled before arbitration

Red Wings
Derek Meech – Settled before arbitration

Gilbert Brule – Settled before arbitration
JF Jacques – Settled before arbitration
Jeff Deslauriers – Scheduled 8/4/10

Brad Richardson – Settled before arbitration

Mark Fraser – Settled before arbitration

Matt Moulson – Settled before arbitration

Daniel Girardi – Settled before arbitration

Chris Campoli – Scheduled 8/4/10
Peter Regin – Scheduled 7/30/10

Daniel Carcillo – Settled before arbitration

Cam Janssen – Settled before arbitration

Nate Thompson – Settled before arbitration

Tanner Glass – Settled before arbitration
Mason Raymond – Settled before arbitration
Jannik Hansen – Settled before arbitration

Eric Fehr – Settled before arbitration
Tomas Fleischmann – Settled before arbitration
Jeff Schultz – Settled before arbitration

In the past these wars would be nasty, where the team accentuates all the flaws with their young player and essentially alienate the player from the actual team.  Certain young players seem to have been given the vote of confidence this season as Raymond, Schultz, Fleischmann, Fehr, Moulson and Girardi felt like part of the core rather than expendable and unproven commodities.

Since the lockout we knew that the game would become a younger sport and it really shows in how a GM values their young players.  Young players make great trading chips so a roster player under team control is now treated as a indispensable asset.

My fantasy strategy somewhat mirrors that of a NHL GM so drafting younger will be a priority this season.  However, if Jarome Iginla finds his way into the 4th round it would be foolish not to pull the trigger over age.

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