NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Brandon Dubinsky #17 of the New York Rangers and Kris Versteeg #32 of the Florida Panthers pursue the puck at Madison Square Garden on December11, 2011 in New York City. Rangers defeated the Panthers 6-1. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Forward Kris Versteeg and the Panthers are heading for a (probably drama-free) showdown with an arbitrator next week, which will ultimately decide the restricted free agent's salary for the coming season. Following a career-best 54 points (23 goals) at a click under $3.1M, what's the likely "independent" determination for 2012-13?
If the situation actually makes it to arbitration, your guess on the one-season ruling...
Similar numbers; within $500K (10 votes)
$3.5M to $4M (67 votes)
$4M to $4.5M (73 votes)
$4.5M + (21 votes)
171 total votes