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Is Dubinsky Worth $5 million?

From Larry Brooks at the New York Post:

It’s the money.

If Brandon Dubinsky and the Rangers go to salary arbitration as scheduled tomorrow in Toronto, it will be a result of the parties’ failure to reach an agreement on a long-term deal covering five or six seasons, well-placed sources have told The Post.

Dubinsky, the 25-year-old winger, led the team in goals, assists and points last year (24-30-54) and ranks second in each category (44-54-98) behind Marian Gaborik (64-70-134) over the past two years. He is believed to be seeking in the neighborhood of $5 million to $5.25 million per year on a long-term deal while the Rangers are believed to be offering approximately $500,000 less per season.

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J.J. from Kansas's avatar

If Brooks Laich is worth $4.5M per season, then Dubinsky isn’t horribly far off with his demands.  $5M would be high for me, considering he looks to be about a .65 points-per-game type player, but I wouldn’t begrudge the guy that kind of money.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 07/20/11 at 12:13 PM ET

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Agreed. Sounds too high looking at pre-2011 offseason economics, but Dubinsky at $5 makes more sense to me than Laich at $4.5 or, say, Leino at the same. Not so sure Dubinsky’s play has hit his ceiling yet, either.

Posted by steviesteve on 07/20/11 at 01:28 PM ET

cs6687's avatar

No. No. A thousand times: No.

Posted by cs6687 on 07/20/11 at 08:22 PM ET

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