6/16/10

Qualifying Offers for New York Islanders Deadline 6/28

New York Islander Fan Central | 6/16/2010 10:32:00 PM
Some teams websites Dallas/Tampa Bay are releasing their lists of players who have been given qualifying offers already. Katie Strang of Newsday, apparently listened to Garth Snow's radio interview, and adds, " the Islanders plan on extending a qualifying offer to Lawson at some point this summer."

NYIFC Comments:
At some point this summer is by the 6/28 deadline, perhaps she asked the gm this question and got a no comment, however she needs to report what the qualifying offer deadline is for the public.

Ct Post: Mr Fornabaio released a list for the organization on 4/22 in terms of Bridgeport and New York.

To the best of my knowledge/Mr Fornabaio's list the only RFA not included is Bobby Hughes, who would also require a qualifying offer.

Sean Bergenheim, Matt Moulson, Rob Schremp, Jeff Tambellini, Sean Bentivoglio, Dustin Kohn, Nathan Lawson, Dylan Reese and Hughes are the complete list.

Here are the rules per CBA, and Dallas Stars Website:
Teams are required to extend a one-year “qualifying offer” to any current restricted free agent by June 28 in order to receive the right of the first refusal or draft choice compensation should that respective player sign an offer sheet with another NHL club. The qualifying offers will expire at 4 p.m. (Central Time) on Thursday, July 15.

Qualifying offers fall into three categories:
1. A player whose prior year salary was equal or less than $660,000 must receive a qualifying offer of 110% of their prior year’s salary.
2. A player whose prior year salary was more than $660,000 and up to $1 million must receive a qualifying offer of 105% of their prior year’s salary (but in no event shall such qualifying offer exceed $1 million).
3. A player whose prior year salary was more than $1 million must receive a qualifying offer at 100% of their prior year’s salary.

If a team does not give a qualifying offer to a restricted free agent, he is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, and can sign with any team with no compensation required to the player’s former club.

NYIFC Comments:
To clarify, if a player is given a qualifying offer by 6/28 and accepts by 7/15 he is signed per above increases. If not, the player/team can elect arbitration, to which a contract will be awarded. Or he can elect to do nothing, and keep negotiating.

In this instance it could mean Charles Wang/a few teams policy to lock out player for season, if not under contract by opening of training camp.

Pittsburgh released it's pre-season list of games, New York is not included on the schedule for those curious. Isles will play in Saskatoon against Calgary 9/29 and will play the Canadians in Quebec on 10/2.

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