Thread: Confirmed with Link: Stars re-sign Lehtonen (5 years/$29.5M)
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09-15-2012, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Dirty Kari View Post
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.
This was my thinking too. I don't think money is an issue, but term is.

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