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Jamie Benn - 2014-2015 Art Ross Trophy Winner
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01-16-2013, 12:04 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
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Give him 3 years at 6 million per. Call it a day.
See I don't agree with this. That's not a bridge contract, and it set's an absolutely terrible precedence in the organization.
If he wants a bridge deal ... great that's not worth $6 million. You have to think about the long term cap health of the team. You have several other young players who could be Top 6 NHLers seeking their 2nd contract in the next two to three years. You can't just keep overpaying.
This is a situation I'm OK with them fighting. Assuming the reports are accurate, you've kept your end of the bargain. You have to consider the negative impact these negotiations will have on guys like R. Smith, Chiasson, Ritchie, etc.
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