Alright, let’s do this.
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.
SAMMY GOING TO ARBITRATION
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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