Kaspars Daugavins won’t have to go Kangaroo Court.
He was scheduled to have an arbitration meeting tomorrow.
He avoided it by signing a one-year, $635,000 deal.
There is no question the Senators are going to have a crowd up front in training camp. I may be wrong but I think there are 13 forwards on one-way contracts.
The Senators made a deal with Daugavins because it was that or walk away after the arbitration award. That would have been difficult.
They would have had to pull off all kinds of technicalities to make sure they didn’t bring him back. The Senators would have had to offer Daugavins $1.7 million up to 48 hours before his hearing. If they did, the arbitrator would have awarded Daugavins that amount. Then, the Senators would have had the right to walk away.
He would have gotten more than $600,000 in arbitration. If it all sounds complicated, it is.
Bottom lineL Daugavins is here for now.
After training camp, we’ll see.
Somebody is going to have to go.
Not all these guys can stay.
I’m back for a week before taking another week off. I’ll try to keep this updated.