Thread: Speculation: Jamie Benn
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09-02-2012, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Socratic Method Man View Post
I would expect they would basically hand a blank cheque to Benn, so I would forsee no problems in resigning him.

If they are waiting for a new CBA, to see what the new regulations are, I would guess that is because Benn is being an extremely team-first guy.

The reason I say this, is because there are 2 main outcomes of the new CBA in regards to salary structure and the salary cap, that I can see.

The first is that it stays more or less the same.

The second is that there's a drastic rollback in the salary cap ceiling, but the current salaries and cap hits stay on the books as they are currently.

If the second outcome is likely, that would mean Benn is waiting to see if there's a rollback, and would subsequently take a much lower salary on his next contract, which he will sign after the new cba.

If this is the case, props to Benn.
Originally Posted by conway902 View Post
Benn must be reading these boards and is starting to believe he a top 10 player in the league. The way some people talk about him he should be making 7mill a year.
Well, with a blank cheque, he can just write whatever number in there.

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