Monday, June 29, 2009

Rangers Make Qualifying Offers

According to Steve Zipay of Blue Notes, the Rangers have made qualifying offers to Dubinsky, Callahan, Korpikoski, Potter and newly acquired Brian Boyle.
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

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