Thread: Confirmed with Link: Dallas re-signs Jamie Benn (5Y/$26.25M)
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01-24-2013, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by MetalGodAOD View Post
Nor do I think we'll offer what the free market will.
I agree up to this point. Dallas, even with Benn shockingly, pays their RFAs below or right at market, and they tend to pay full price if not slightly more than market for their own UFAs.

I don't doubt they'll be willing to fork over the appropriate funds to sign him. I think they tough thing will be figuring out what that should be.

The NJ Devils can suck it because I think Roy around the league would be considered more valuable than Travis Zajac, and that dude just got paid well.

If you dropped off the first two years of Zajac's deal where he's only paid $3 and $5, I think you have a pretty good blue print for what Roy will likely sign.

$37.5 million over 6 years or about $6.25 million/year.

In theory he shouldn't be paid more than Benn, but he's giving up all UFA years. I'll make an initial guess of 5 to 6 years in the $5.75 to $6.5 million range.

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