On July 1st, the last day that Kaspars Daugavins was permitted to elect himself for salary arbitration, the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch tweeted the following:
The Senators will walk away from Kaspars Daugavins if he gets a one-way at arb. He won't sign a 2-way deal. He will be UFA on walkway. #Sens
— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) July 6, 2012
As part of a follow up piece that I wrote that day on the subject matter, I elaborated on the arbitration process itself.
For anyone who is unfamiliar with the arbitration process, it’s pretty straightforward. Having filed, the Senators and the player are permitted to negotiate a new deal in the days leading up to the arbitration hearing – usually such hearings take place in late July or early August. If there is no contract in place by the time of the hearing, Daugavins and the Senators will propose a salary for the player and the organization must elect whether the arbitrator’s judgment will be for a one or two-year contract. E...