Devan Dubnyk has seven million reasons to be happy. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Dubnyk And Petry Sign Two Year Deals, Gagner To Arbitration

Alright, let’s do this.

(deep breath)

Devan Dubnyk got a raise today.

Devan Dubnyk got a 450% raise. Well, almost.

Devan Dubnyk has signed a deal that will pay him $3.5M a year, for two years.  Comma added for emphasis.

I like Devan Dubnyk a whole lot.  A real big lot.  Acres and acres of like, that’s me and Devan Dubnyk.  Should he and I ever meet at a local discotheque, there’s a very good chance I’d buy him a beer.  Multiple beers, even.  Heck, I’d hold one of his legs up if he ever wanted to do a keg stand.  That’s where I am with Devan Dubnyk.  I think he had a hell of a season last year, somehow putting up 20 wins on a team that won just 32 from start to finish.

But man, oh man.  800K in 2011-12 to 3.5M in 2012-13.  I hope you nail down 30 wins, guy.  No person with an ounce of logic would start pining for Khabibulin if you don’t, but that’s a big contract.  Like, Nick Schultz big.

110% pulling for Dubnyk to win 30 games next year.  I fear for his sanity if he doesn’t.

As angst-ridden as Dubnyk’s contract makes me, we happily shuffle off to Jeff Petry’s two year extension.  Petry’s deal is a bit lighter on the palette, just 1.75M a year for the next two years. Would’ve liked to seen this deal last a lot more than two years.

But, the amount of the deal is fantastic. Petry will play top minutes on a team that’s still a defenceman away from being complete.  A really nice signing.  My only regret is that it’s so short.

Ruh roh. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE


This is now a thing.

I’m on an emotional roller coaster after today’s signings.  Dubnyk seems a bit pricey at 3.5M, while Petry is a steal at $1.75M.  And Sam Gagner?  Oh, he’s headed to arbitration.

I expect things will change very quickly here.  If he makes it to his arbitration date, I could see him easily landing $4M.  Are the Oilers willing to pay that kind of money?  They did just hand out $3.5M to Devan Dubnyk.

The ranting will stop when it all makes sense.

It hasn’t yet started to make sense.

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