"The Rangers, who for the first time in memory are exercising all the systemic leverage they own under the CBA against a significant young player who is entirely without leverage, also have multi-year offers on the table ranging from two-to-five years."
The Rangers have currently given Dubinsky a one-year, $522,500 qualifying offer. Brooks adds that Dubinsky is arbitration eligible next summer.
...while Dubinsky and his agent are saying all the right things, you have to wonder if he's feeling a bit disrespected by the Rangers. Especially after watching Sather give Kolalik at three-year $9 million contract this offseason.
...not really sure the mindset with Sather here. You have to assume Dubinsky is asking for the same deal as Callahan (two-year $5.6 million). Which seems more than fair to me. Unless Dubinsky is asking for more years and Sather isn't willing to give in.
...the most likely scenario is Dubinsky will accept the qualifying offer and file for salary arbitration next season.