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01-30-2013, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by BigG44 View Post
This looks like a good article about GMJN, but I haven't had a chance to read yet. The thing I noticed is GMJN saying he wishes that he had Benn's talent.
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"I had a few chats with Joe throughout the process," Benn said. "He let me know I am a big part of this franchise moving forward. I want to be there. I want to be that big part of the franchise. I'm definitely looking forward to the next five years and growing hockey in Dallas."
The above quote doesn't mean he's guaranteed to be a lifer here but it sure as hell puts to rest the notion that there was any bad blood between Benn and the Stars during the contract negotiation process. I also really like that he says he wants to be the go-to guy.

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