Thread: Confirmed with Link: Stars re-sign Lehtonen (5 years/$29.5M)
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09-15-2012, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Troy McClure View Post
My point about marketing is when you look at it from the perspective of the Stars's negotiating position. The Stars market him like a guy who is a superstar in the making (with frequnet nods to him being the "next Modano"), yet the Stars clearly don't want to pay him like a superstar in the making. The Stars stalled to let the CBA expire all so they don't have to give him the 7-10 year deal.
I think you are looking at this the wrong way. They likely want to give Benn a deal that doesn't cut into his UFA years so that when he comes up as a RFA again they can sign him to one of those 7-10 year deals. Its about keeping an asset as long as possible.

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