If Chiarelli makes a successful offer of between $3.5 million and $4.7 million for Emery, Boston would have to give up a first-, second- and third-round pick in 2008 to Ottawa. Emery can also file for arbitration and could get an award close to the $4.5 million that Rick DiPietro is making with the New York Islanders. Emery had a 33-16-6 record with a 2.47 goals-against average last season and played a big role in the Senators reaching the Stanley Cup final.So much for Emery getting somewhere in the region of a 100% raise. Murray has been very active in trying to keep his number 1 goalie,
Emery has until July 5 to decide whether to file for arbitration. If he receives no offer sheets, that's the route he'll likely take because he's had only brief contract discussions with Murray.I guess he thinks that a first, second, and third rounder are a good trade-off. I always thought that the compensation was a lot more. If Emery gets up to $4.5M it would certainly make it a lot tougher to re-up Spezza and Heatley.