Found July 18, 2012 on
Former Fighting Sioux
forward T.J. Oshie
looks like he will be going to salary arbitration
this Friday if he is unable to agree to a new contract with the St. Louis Blues. Oshie is coming off a career year (19g-35a-54pts
) where he tied for the team lead in points with former Minnesota State University Mankato
Maverick David Backes (24g-30a-54pts
Jeremy Rutherford, stltoday.com --- In a sign that the Blues aren't expecting to reach a contract extension with forward T.J. Oshie before Friday's arbitration case, general manager Doug Armstrong is headed to Toronto on Tuesday three days in advance of the hearing.
"We're going to Toronto to work with our counsel on preparing for the case," Armstrong said Monday.
Oshie was one of 16 restricted free agents who filed for salary arbitration July 5, but since then seven players, including the Blues' David Perron, have re-signed extensions with their current club.
The Blues and Oshie's agent, Matt Oates, could still reach a resolution before Friday's hearing, but are now down to just three days of potential negotiations before an arbitrator hears the case.
In a text message to the Post-Dispatch on Monday, Oates indicated that he was gearing up for Friday's hearing but added that he was "open and looking to continue talking."
With the Wild picking up Ryan Suter and Zach Parise - some fans have suggest to me that the Minnesota Wild should go after T.J. Oshie and try to sign him to a contract.
While I do think that Oshie would look really good in a Wild uniform, I don't know if the Wild could afford to lose a bunch of draft picks if they signed Oshie to an offer sheet. It would be counter productive base on how the Wild have drafted lately. The Wild are also up against the cap now with the signings of Parise and Suter. I also don't see the Blues wanting to lose Oshie who is one of the faces of their organization.
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from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, In a sign that the Blues aren’t expecting to reach a contract extension with forward T.J. Oshie before Friday’s arbitration case, general manager Doug Armstrong is headed to Toronto on Tuesday three days in advance of the hearing.
“We’re going to Toronto to work with our counsel on preparing for the case,” Armstrong...
Courtesy: St. Louis Blues
ST. LOUIS St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed forward T.J. Oshie to a five-year contract.
"We are excited to lock-up T.J. for five years," said Armstrong. "He had his best year as a pro last season and we look forward to him continuing to contribute as one of our...
St. Louis Blue fans can rest easy, now that the Blue have signed one of their leading scorer former Fighting Sioux forward T.J. Oshie to a new five year deal. With the signing, Oshie also avoids having to go to an arbitration hearing that was scheduled for tomorrow. According to Andy Strickland, beat writer for the St Louis Blue Oshie's salary is worth 4.175 a season.
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The St. Louis Blues and forward T.J. Oshie were within hours of going to arbitration on Friday morning in Toronto as the two could not come to an agreement on a new contract.
But late on Thursday night, the St. Louis Blues announced via their official website that the organization and Oshie have come to an agreement on a five year deal...
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via Chris Pinkert at the Blues website, The Blues have avoided arbitration with forward T.J. Oshie, announcing Thursday night that the forward has agreed to a new five-year contract with the team.
The contract is worth an average of $4.175 million per year.
Oshie sent out the following message on his Twitter account late Thursday: “Couldn’t be more happy to resign for another...