Aug 3, 2012, 9:15 PM EDT
To the chagrin of many onlookers, the Stars elected to keep Benn on the second power play unit for most of last season. Some might argue that decision partially explains Dallas’ sputtering man advantage.
Passing the torch
It’s hard to imagine Benn staying at just 18 minutes per game next season.
Giroux made huge leaps between ages 22-24. Benn’s development hasn’t been as dramatic, but he just turned 23 himself.
That means he’s just entering his prime. That progression – and perhaps better health – could trigger some impressive numbers.
(Of course, the Stars still need to sign Benn to a new contract for any of this to matter.)
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