List of Players going for Arbitration

A list of players have filed for arbitration and Senators forward Antoine Vermette and Panthers defenseman Jay Bouwmeester lead the top of the list.

The list includes:

Florida defenseman Jay Bouwmeester
Ottawa forward Antoine Vermette 
Centre Brooks Laich and defenceman Shaone Morrisonn of Washington
Minnesota Wild forwards Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Stephane Veilleux.      Defenceman Dennis Wideman of the Boston Bruins
Carolina forward Chad LaRose
Right winger Marek Svatos of the Colorado Avalanche
New York Islanders forward Sean Bergenheim
Centre Dan Fritsche of the New York Rangers
St. Louis centre Jay McClement
Forward Marcel Goc of the San Jose Sharks
Detroit centre Valtteri Filppula
Nashville defenceman Ville Koistinen.

The deadline for teams to decide to take players to salary arbitration is Sunday. Hearings will be held from July 20-Aug. 4.

20 Responses to List of Players going for Arbitration

  1. mojo19 says:

    Minnesota will try to get a deal done with Bouchard before arbirtration. I was reading that they will probably try to trade him if he ends up going to arbitration and is awarded a one year deal, and that he was offered up to Florida in a deal for Jokinen.

    Does Jay Bowmeister going to arbitration mean he'll be traded too? Good chance cuz those rumours have been floating around too.

  2. GoKings311 says:

    There is a good chance that Detroit picks up Bowmeester during the arbitration process. It's almost certain actually.

    Sources are telling me that Milt Milkworth may be signing in Tampa Bay to help out the D corps there. Bringing a player of his caliber would be great for TB, but he's gonna want some serious change. Maybe 4 years/24 mil. 
    I've also heard that Shek Siltzernek of the highly touted German Elite League may be looking to play for Vancouver, lets see what happens.
  3. wheresthesoda says:

    who the hell is milkworth and siltzernek, did u make people up?

  4. GoKings311 says:

    No, these guys are top notch power forwards out of Europe. Don't worry……you'll know who they are come hockey season.

    Just the same way Malkin jumped up and bit ya in the as*!!!!
  5. mojo19 says:

    Isn't there a rule, like the most a player can earn in his first three seasons is around $2.5 million per season including bonuses?

  6. pezzz says:

    If Bouwmeester gets around 5.5 millions/year, is it possible that we see a trade looking like this?

    Bouwmeester to NY Rangers
    Redden + pick to Florida Panthers


  7. habsrock99 says:

    That is true, as is the fact no player coming over from Europe can sign a contract that exceeds 1 year in length because their is no transfer agreement. And it also has to be a 2 way deal.

    It also doesn't help that those players are made up as I've checked the International Hockey Database, which has every player to of ever played a game in any league from the OHL/WHL/QMJHL to the NHL, including Europe. It even has every player to of ever played in the SEL, SM-Liiga and the DEL and neither of those players are in this database. It also has players to have played in the Austrian, Italian, Norweigen, etc. hockey leagues.

  8. habsrock99 says:

    That'd be rather hard to do since Redden reportedly has a NTC. Plus, if the Panthers wouldn't agree to pay 5.5 million to Bouwmeester why would they want a guy being paid 6 million in return?

  9. cam7777 says:

    How about:

    McCabe and Ponikarovsky to Florida
    Jay Bouwmeester to Toronto

    McCabe only makes 4 million a year after next year, so he would only be pricey for one season for the Panthers.  They don't seem to mind being at the cap basement, so the 5.75 cap hit isn't that bad for them.  Plus, they get a decent two way forward.  McCabe might also provide some leadership on the back end.

  10. cementhead says:

    Are you sure about the "1 year in length" rule?  I remember Brunnstrom signed a 2 year entry level contract with Dallas recently – never having played over here.  (here is a link to the origninal story if it helps:
    Just curious?  You may be right but I would wonder why this worked for dallas?

  11. goose says:

    i say svatos will end up in toronto.

  12. habsrock99 says:

    I'm not sure of the rule, but when Jonas Frogren signed with Toronto, he was only allowed to sign a 1 year, 2-way deal and the same thing is apparently happening with that Finnish star the Pens are trying to sign.

    WAIT!! Now that I think about it, the NHL-Europe Transfer Agreement just ended like the Monday after the NHL Draft and Brunnstrom was signed in Early June, when the Transfer Agreement was still in effect, which allowed him to sign a 2 year, 1-way deal with the Stars. I'm nearly 100% positive this is why European players can now only sign a 1 year, 2-way deal until a new agreement is in place, which seems like a long-shot at this point.

  13. paulieplatypus says:

    If Dan Fritsche wants to be a Ranger, he needs to sign a contract before his arbitration hearing.  If he does not sign beforehand, I truly hope he is not required to be present at the hearing?  As well as that does not read any of the transcipts, or hear any of the comments regarding what was said about him.  Sather takes these hearings very very personal, maybe way way too personal.  I don't know why, but regardless that is how Slats is and he's the GM of the Rangers and if Fritsche want's to be a Ranger???  It would behoove him to sign a contract before Slats even puts together a case against him.  Even if Fritsche does win, he really loses especially if his contract puts the Rangers over the cap?  I'm sure instead of letting him walk, Sather would just make him play most of the year in AHL Hartford.  Here is some advice Dan, Dont Do It!  If anyone advises you differently, then you should take them to the zoo.  I heard retards like the zoo?   

  14. Kyleton says:

    Florida might be a bit reluctant to make a deal with the leafs for a player that really does not want to move in McCabe, as I am pretty sure they still remember kilger not showing up basically.  What ever happened with that anyway??? Anyone know?

  15. habsrock99 says:

    From reports I've heard, he's pretty much quit hockey and checked himself into a rehab center to treat himself of an apparent cocaine addiction which he's apparently had his entire career. I have no sources but that's what reports came out at the Trade Deadline. If it's the case, smart move by Kilger as your health is first and foremost the most important thing in your life, hockey comes second to that.

  16. gambit101 says:

    Your just an idiot….

    detroit cant pick him up cause have no cap room and they still need at least 1 more forward…

  17. cam7777 says:

    so we throw in a 3rd round pick to make up for the Kilger incident.  Or take Kilger back in the trade and free them of his 700k paycheck. 

  18. oilcountry88 says:

    I want Vermette in Edmonton he would be so good with hemsky

  19. cementhead says:

    That would make sense.  Thanks for the thoughts.

  20. wayne2 says:

    If Bouwmeester gets around 5.5 mil i hope the sens make a pitch for him.
    Meszaros,1st round and Hennesy for Bouwmeester and sign him longterm.

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