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On Sunday, the NHLPA announced a list of 20 NHL players who have filed for an arbitration hearing with their respective clubs. Tuomo Ruutu, a RFA, is the only Hurricanes player on that list. The date of Ruutu’s hearing isn’t known yet, but the hearings begin on July 20 and will conclude on August 4.
Last summer, Chad LaRose filed for arbitration, but he and the Hurricanes came to an agreement just a couple of days after filing and a couple of weeks before his scheduled hearing. The last time the Hurricanes actually had an arbitration hearing was when Jeff O’Neill was awarded $1.5M ... cue Conan O’Brien ... in the year 2000.
The Hurricanes have offered a perfunctory qualifying sheet, which was presumably $2.25M. This is what they must offer according to the CBA. Although they have most likely offered him more than that in negotiations, they have obviously been unable to reach an agreement. Yet. More often than not, these things don’t even make it to the hearing. I certainly hope this one doesn’t.