That's another arbitration hearing out of the way, which is always
good. He made about 1.1 mil last year, I bet he got about 1.4 or more
if it were a long-term deal.
That brings the total down to three players with hearings and I
expect Scatchard to be the hardest signing. He only makes about
600,000 and did not have a great season, so Milbury could make a good
case to only give him ten percent or less. Scatchard's side will
likely argue about his leadership role and the fact he was moved back
to the third line, and cite his twenty goals the year before.
Parrish may not be easy either, he will deserve a raise for his high
production and the Isles will argue it was only one year, with a
large part of that production in the first half.
I think Webb, Upper are the remainder of the Isles restricted players
that have to be signed that could be called major free agents that
are going to be here.