We’ve been playing the waiting game for a while now. A week into the season and most of our patience is growing thin but we may have to grow it a little thinner. They say patience is a virtue though the longer we wait, we may need to look at some other options.
The longer Jamie Benn waits to sign, the more the Dallas brass will look at where they can ship him off to. The rumors are out in full force. As Benn is sitting at home in Western Canada, there’s not a day that doesn’t go by that isn’t filled with them. The last one I heard was Benn to sign in Toronto. That idea may be far fetched but it’s something to get accustomed too.
Think about it though. There’s nobody out there on the market right now that is even worth a trade. You’d have to give up two or three young players and a couple of draft picks to even match the caliber of Benn. Even so, would it be worth it? The Stars would have to make DAMN sure those draft picks worked out. I don’t think we want to go down that route.
Both sides aren’t stupid. The Stars don’t want to over pay and Benn wants to earn the most out of his playing abilities. Who can fault either side for that? It’s just smart negotiating. That being said, Benn is touted to being the next franchise player for the Stars. Bringing his size and physical play, Benn is key to turning this team into a playoff contender. Along with the additions of Jagr, Whitney and the short 48 game schedule, this could be the year to do it.
Bright things are ahead for the Dallas Stars organization. A young, powerful team with a solid core of prospects waiting in the wings. I have no doubt in my mind Benn will sign Dallas. A little patience does go a long way.
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