The National Hockey League and the Players’ Association have settled on their 2018 salary arbitration schedule. The Calgary Flames will be busy, as they have five cases on the docket.
The Flames cases are scheduled as follows:
- July 23: Brett Kulak
- July 27: Mark Jankowski
- July 28: David Rittich
- July 30: Garnet Hathaway
- Aug. 1: Elias Lindholm
Per the CBA, the Flames have access to a 48-hour additional buyout window by virtue of having arbitration cases scheduled. The Flames’ buyout window will run from Aug. 4-6.
While the Flames are among the busiest teams in terms of arbitration hearings scheduled, traditionally very few cases actually reach the hearing room. Only three of the 30 players who filed during the 2017 offseason made it to the hearing room (with just one decision announced), while Brad Treliving has only made it to the hearing room on one of the six previous cases that filed for salary arbitration (and that case was settled soon after they left the hearing).
We’ll have more on the salary arbitration cases, including mock arbitration hearings, in the coming weeks.
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