Kaspars Daugavins files for salary arbitration

TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 12: Sergei Gonchar #55 of the Ottawa Senators scores at 9:11 of the second period against the Toronto Maple Leafs and is joined by Kaspars Daugavins #23 at the Air Canada Centre on November 12, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

According to ESPN, one Ottawa Senators RFA has filed for salary arbitration: Winger and notoriously hilarious dude Kaspars Daugavins.


Kaspars Daugavins

#23 / Left Wing / Ottawa Senators

5-11

213

May 18, 1988




GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Kaspars Daugavins 65 5 6 11 -2 12 0 0 1 77


As you likely recall, Daugavins stepped into Ottawa's lineup early last season and became a solid penalty-killer and spark-plug player on the team. Come playoff time, though, he only played one game for the team, bumped out by the solid play of Zenon Konopka in the post-season.

We haven't yet explored what Daugavins' value would be as an RFA, but he'd probably compare with similar players as Jim O'Brien--for whom we did publish an RFA dossier. The difference with Daugavins, though, is that he's heading to arbitration. Apparently the sticking point is that Daugavins wants a one-way deal.

I'm not CBA expert, but after a brief Google search, I was able to find a pretty good rundown of what comes with arbitration on The Hosers blog. Here are the broad strokes:

  • The team selects whether they want a one- or two-year settlement
  • Both sides present comparable cases to the player in question
  • The arbitrator makes a decision based on comparable cases, which could include a "minor-league clause" (I'm assuming this takes the form of a two-way deal)
  • If the salary awarded in the arbitrator's decision is above a certain figure--which in 2005 was $1,042,173 but now may be as high as $1,753,000--the team has the option of walking away from the deal, rendering the player a UFA; if it's below, the team must adhere to the deal

That's how I understand it, anyway. The Senators tendered a qualifying offer to Daugavins, which meant they retained his rights whether or not an agreement was struck; with arbitration, though, there's a wrench in those plans. Given the number of one-way contracts and budding prospects around, the question at hand is whether or not there's room for Daugavins in the Sens' lineup at present.

In This Article

Teams
Players
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Silver Seven

You must be a member of Silver Seven to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Silver Seven. You should read them.

Join Silver Seven

You must be a member of Silver Seven to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Silver Seven. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker