In the least surprising news of the holiday weekend, both Pavel Buchnevich and Jacob Trouba filed for salary arbitration. This is a step in the process, and the Rangers haven’t gone to arbitration with anyone since Nikolai Zherdev, when they walked away from his $3.9 million award.
In the unlikely event one does actually go to arbitration, Buchnevich can choose between a one or a two year deal, while Trouba can only get a one year deal, since the following year he will be a UFA. I don’t expect that to happen, though. The walkaway point this year in arbitration is around $4.4 million.
Worth noting that Vinni Letttieri did not file for arbitration, so it’s likely those two sides are closer in their initial talks.
Neither Tony DeAngelo nor Brendan Lemieux were arbitration eligible.