Saturday, September 19, 2009

Sound of Relief; Dubinsky Signs Two Year Deal

The Brandon Dubinsky holdout is over! Dubinsky (a RFA) who missed all of the Rangers training camp to date and their first four preseason games finally signed a contract today, a deal that keeps him in New York for the next two years.

According to Ranger Rants:
Dubinsky's contract will pay him $1.7 million this season and $2.0 million next season. The Rangers, in the end, moved up to what Dubinsky was seeking. In the end, a big gamble on Dubinsky's part, holding out and risking being traded, works out for him.

"I just kind of said it was something I wanted to get done, I was tired of waiting, I didn't want to push this thing further," Dubinsky said. "I didn't want the team to be at their wit's end and I didn't want to be at wit's end myself. Wednesday was when I said it's time to get it done, let's push for this thing to be done. Thankfully, we were able to accomplish that goal."

Today marked the eighth day of Dubinsky's holdout. He is expected to skate later tonight at the Rangers' practice facility.
I picked him as my breakout player this year for the New York Rangers this year. Hopefully Dubinsky can catch up quickly and fit right in on the top line as the Rangers and the fans are expecting.

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