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Unsigned Stars' Benn in danger of missing opener

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08:24 AM ET 01.18 | In a shortened season, would the Stars really let Jamie Been sit for any amount of time? [Do] you think they're even concerned with fan response to something like that? They are concerned, they are trying to negotiate the "right" deal, and yes he very much could miss the first game. That is the business end of the sport that caused the lockout in the first place. It's frustrating, but it is just business. Pierre Lebrun reported [Thursday] that Benn is looking for a short term deal. Is the issue separating that sides term or money? I think, in a perfect world, he would like a three-year for $5-6 million. That would allow him to get paid now and then hit a home run when he is close to unrestricted free agency.

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January 18, 2013  08:56 AM ET

Dallas would look even more foolish of they let this contract fall by the boards, they need to get this done quickly... or he might not just miss the opener but much more.

January 18, 2013  09:07 AM ET

for our friend Otis:
Just sign him already!!!!!

January 18, 2013  09:25 AM ET

Everything I heard yesterday indicates that they are close... obviously the Stars want a 5-6 year deal.

I doubt he makes the opener... but I don't hear much that would indicate he will miss much time.

January 18, 2013  09:49 AM ET

What's gonna happen's gonna happen. I'm dealing with the fact that Subban's gonna sit a while, I guess it's no different for Benn and Stars fans.

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January 18, 2013  10:19 AM ET

Benn there, done that.

January 18, 2013  10:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

If they want 5-6 years, if they're trying to buy some of his UFA years, they gotta pay a premium. Sooner that is realized and figured out, the sooner he's on the ice.

Yup... there's a price for cost certainty and contract security.

That said - I think this gets done sooner than later.

January 18, 2013  11:00 AM ET

Scored his first NHL goal on October 11, 2009, against Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks. Nothing to brag about I see.

January 18, 2013  11:27 AM ET
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Scored his first NHL goal on October 11, 2009, against Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks. Nothing to brag about I see.

actually, it was early during the regular season, so it is impressive. had it been in a playoff game, I would not be so moved

January 18, 2013  11:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Yup... there's a price for cost certainty and contract security. That said - I think this gets done sooner than later.

Don't worry Otis Joe will get it done for you and cash won't be a problem. Gaglardi has lots of it is and willing to spend it to get players to Dallas and keep the ones he wants. My guess is Benn excepts a Skinner, Seguin, Hall type deal. He would be crazy not to take it.

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January 18, 2013  12:35 PM ET
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actually, it was early during the regular season, so it is impressive. had it been in a playoff game, I would not be so moved

Actually Bobby Loo sucks worse in October than in May hard to believe but it's true November to March he puts up monster(maybe not a good adjective to describe goalies anymore) numbers

January 18, 2013  12:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Don't worry Otis Joe will get it done for you and cash won't be a problem. Gaglardi has lots of it is and willing to spend it to get players to Dallas and keep the ones he wants. My guess is Benn excepts a Skinner, Seguin, Hall type deal. He would be crazy not to take it.

I agree Dallas and the Habs and Avs took a chance that the UFA age would rise and didn't sign their RFA's (Benn PK and Ryan Reilly) Well they gambled and lost time to pony up the money or move them

January 18, 2013  12:40 PM ET
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November to March he puts up monster(maybe not a good adjective to describe goalies anymore) numbers

now THIS is funny

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January 18, 2013  03:44 PM ET

Wonder how much he likes being called "Jamie Been"....I guess FN spell check is broken again LOL

January 18, 2013  04:33 PM ET
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After watching him play the past couple seasons, I don't think anybody wants to put up Jonas Gustavsson numbers...

Imagine if your son says he wants to play like the monster when he grows up

 
January 18, 2013  08:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Wonder how much he likes being called "Jamie Been"....I guess FN spell check is broken again LOL

Jamie 'Has' Benn?

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