Report: Starting goaltender demanding nearly double the salary his team is offering.

A huge gap between team and their starting goaltender.

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We're categorizing this as a rumor because we don't know if these are the demands officially submitted to the arbitrator, or if these reports are from a source.

What we do know is Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman has reported that the the gap between starting Detroit Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek and the Red wings organization is a rather large one, with Mrazek asking for close to double what the Red Wings are offering.

According to Friedman, Detroit's offer is for a two-year deal that would pay Mrazek $2.7 million in the first year of the deal and $3.15 million in the second year of the deal. Mrazek believes he is worth much much more however and has reportedly asked for $5 million in the first year of the deal as well as another $5 million in the second.

It's a tough spot for the Red Wings who already have Jimmy Howard signed to a big money deal despite Mrazek appearing to be the number one moving forward, at least for the short-term. This is one negotiation that could require an arbitrator to reach a conclusion.