So the Rangers retain negotiating rights to those players.
Brandon Dubinsky ($633,333), Ryan Callahan ($575,000) and Potter ($535,000) all earned less than $660,000, so the minimum raise they were due to receive was 10 percent. Boyle, obtained Saturday from Los Angeles, earned $750,000 and is due a five percent hike. Lauri Korpikoski, at $1.017 million, had to be matched.
If a player rejects an offer, he becomes a free agent. If another team makes an offer, the Rangers have a right to match.These were all anticipated, but I definitely expect Callahan and Dubinksy to reject these offers. They will easily ask for at least twice as much as their qualifying offer.
I don't think that there will be a problem re-signing Korpikoski for that price, that is a generous salary for him in my (no-so-expert) opinion. The same can be said for Potter and Boyle.
Updated 6/30 - 2:40PM:
According to Blue Notes, Dane Byers and Greg Moore also get qualifying offers