On Thursday evening, Dallas Stars goaltender Richard Bachman and defenseman Mark Fistric filed for salary arbitration prior to the 5 p.m., deadline on July 5.
This means that if the player and organization are unable to come to an agreement on a new deal, a hearing will occur between the team, the player and a third party salary arbitrator at some point between the dates of July 20 and August 4 to determine a new salary for the 2012-13 season.
Bachman valiantly stepped into the spotlight after Kari Lehtonen fell to an injury halfway through the year.
In his first season as backup, the 24-year old Salt Lake City native went 8-5-1 in 18 appearances, recorded a ....
There was a bit of a surprised reaction in Habland yesterday when it was revealed that Josh Gorges and his agent, Kevin Epp, had decided to file for player-elected arbitration.
The news was especially surprising to me, as I had just got done posting a blog where I had mentioned that I thought the negotiation process with Gorges would be relatively simple, as the 26-year-old defenseman was one of only two skaters on the main roster that the team had left to sign, along with tough guy forward Ryan White.
To give you a bit of a backstory to the whole matter:
Gorges made $1.3 million in the last of a three-year deal that the Kelowna, BC na...