In relatively unsurprising (and surprising) news, Nik Zherdev (unsurprisingly) and Ryan Callahan (surprisingly) have filed for salary arbirtration. It’s unsurprising for Zherdev because I assumed that $3.25 million was going to be too little in his eyes. I assume he will get $3.75-$4 million.
As for Callahan, this is only surprising because I thought that Sather would be negotiating more with the Callahan camp, but apparently Sather still just low-balls everyone who is an RFA.
It’s just part of the process for RFAs, if you remember, Avery went through the same deal a couple seasons ago. It is what it is.