Dallas Stars growing extremely frustrated with Jason Robertson

Andrew Loftus
October 4, 2022  (1:45 PM)

The Dallas Stars are trying to work out a long-term contract with their young star Jason Robertson. It is well known that Robertson is a restricted free agent and is currently holding out of camp until he has a new contract. This is a challenging situation for the Stars. Robertson had a great year last year putting up forty-one goals last season. Robertson looks like he is the real deal and has the tools to be very good hockey player in the NHL for a long time. However there has been reported «frustration» from the Dallas organization about how this negotiation are going per reporter Elliotte Friedman. The pressure is mounting for Dallas on multiple fronts here. One, they want Robertson to be with Dallas long-term and start the season. Two, the longer this situation plays out there could be the likely hood that Robertson could get an offer sheet from another organization or Robertson requests a trade elsewhere if he gets tired of waiting.

Dallas already has big money tied up in Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn, and Miro Heiskanen. Seguin and Benn contracts take up twenty two percent of Dallas' cap space. They also are going to have the same contract situation with Roope Hintz next year who is a good young player who deserves a raise as well. It is expected that Robertson is seeking somewhere around the seven to nine-million-dollar range per season. On one hand, the Stars could go for it and sign Robertson to a big long-term contract extension. That would tie them up financially for some time. Or the Stars could offer Robertson a bridge deal that could give them some time and flexibility with their cap space in the short-term.

You would have to imagine that the two sides come to some sort of agreement shortly. Robertson has emerged as one of the league's top young players and Dallas must want him in their long-term plans. At least there have been on going contract talks between both parties and there isn't a stalemate. Dallas might have to yield and give Robertson what he's asking and adjust their cap space with the rest of its roster. Easier said than done though.
NHL_Watcher (@NHL Watcher) Tweeted: Friedman on 32TP says the Jason Robertson/Stars contract negotiation has entered the frustration stage, particularly from the Stars. However, Friedman adds it doesn't sound like they are very far away, people feel it's too close for it not to be done already.

Dallas Stars growing extremely frustrated with Jason Robertson

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