NHL Rumors: Dallas Stars Must Break the Bank to Re-sign Jamie Benn

January 15th, 2013 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
The Dallas Stars must do whatever it takes to lock up superstar forward Jamie Benn to a long-term contract because to build a Stanley Cup contender, teams have to keep the high-end talent they draft.

Stars training camp started without Benn on Sunday, and if Dallas doesn't have the 23-year-old star on opening night, the team will have to win games without its best offensive player.

According to Dave Pagnotta of The Fourth Period, Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk and Benn's representatives are working toward a deal, but nothing appears to be imminent.

Told negotiations between the Dalals Stars and RFA Jamie Benn are ongoing, but sides remain far apart. Benn's agent declined to comment.

— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) January 13, 2013 How much are the Stars offering Benn at the moment? Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet.ca has the latest details:

#Stars closing in? Hearing Dal did make Jamie Benn significant multi yr offer that would pay him as much as 5M per. As of now still no deal

— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) January 13, 2013 The Stars' highest-paid player is Loui Eriksson with an average annual sal ...

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