Sport John Klingberg wants to stay with Stars, but will he?

03:35  27 october  2021
03:35  27 october  2021 Source:   prohockeyrumors.com

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John Klingberg is an intriguing mix of determined energy, athletic arrogance, and amazing calm. The Stars defenseman isn't the biggest player in the world or the fastest skater, and yet he will get into a scrum or bounce off a hard check. He 'll also turn whatever anger those hits might produce inward and allow Of course, it also has to stay out of there on the other end, and Klingberg has been doing that, as well. Listed at 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, Klingberg has been the target of Calgary's heavy forecheckers in the series. But instead of wearing down taking hits or big minutes, he 's actually gotten better as the

John Klingberg arrived in the NHL in 2014-15, but the Stars had talked to him about coming over the season prior, figuring he might be ready even though he had an injury-plagued 2012-13 season that limited him to 25 games. Klingberg said no. He stayed home and played 50 games for Frolunda in the "In Sweden, when you're a young player, you can go really high and really low. That's something I really wanted to figure out." Klingberg is convinced staying the extra year in Sweden was beneficial, even though he didn't make the Stars roster out of training camp in 2014. He went to Texas of the

John Klingberg was reportedly seeking a max-term deal in the $62 million to $66 million range. © Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports John Klingberg was reportedly seeking a max-term deal in the $62 million to $66 million range.

John Klingberg is facing down quite the predicament this season. Playing on an expiring contract – one that has made him a bargain for the Dallas Stars for many years – Klingberg is planning his future. The talented defenseman has watched a number of defensemen, unrestricted and restricted free agents alike, sign massive, long-term extensions over the past few months. Unsurprisingly, Klingberg has expressed his interest in joining this group with his next deal. Klingberg, 29, would be one of, if not the top defender on the open market if he makes it there this summer and could command such a contract. Yet, Klingberg has also been adamant about his desire to stay in Dallas. The Stars just gave fellow rearguard Miro Heiskanen an eight-year, $67.6 million extension and have both Esa Lindell and Ryan Suter signed for three more years beyond 2021-22 at substantial cap numbers. Can Klingberg land the deal he wants in Dallas?

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Two days before the season began, Stars defenseman John Klingberg was asked if his looming contract situation weighed on him at all. “I mean, no. I’m trying not to think about it but at the same time, you want to have it done, right?” The negotiations now are about making the term and the money agree. Klingberg ’s camp hasn’t taken a hard stance resulting in a stalemate, and Klingberg has made it known that he wants to be in Dallas. But there’s also the knowledge that this is likely Klingberg ’s last chance to land a big contract.

John Klingberg #3 of the Dallas Stars follows through on his shot as Nikita Kucherov #86 of the Tampa Bay Lightning looks on in the second period of Game Six of the NHL Stanley Cup Final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Dallas Stars at Rogers Place on September 28, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Dallas Stars head coach Rick Bowness told reporters in Frisco after practice Sunday morning that defenseman John Klingberg should make his return Monday night in Columbus. Klingberg (lower-body) has not played since the season opener Oct.

Sportsnet’s Jeff Marek was the first to put hard numbers to the hypothetical, reporting that Klingberg was seeking a max-term deal in the $62 million to $66 million range. This would put him just below his young teammate Heiskanen over the same number of years. This would likely be a palatable scenario for the Stars to keep their elite top four together without paying more for Klingberg, who would be 37 when his next deal expires, than for Heiskanen, who will be as old as Klingberg is now.

Unfortunately, that may be a pipedream for the Stars. Klingberg is among the top 10 scoring defensemen in the NHL over the course of his current contract. Why should he settle for an average annual value of $7.75 million to $8.25 million as Marek suggests when he has outscored the likes of Dougie Hamilton, Seth Jones and Darnell Nurse – all of similar age and experience – and they each came in at $9 million-plus on recent deals? The Athletic’s Saad Yousef claims that Marek’s numbers are merely a starting point. He has heard from sources that Klingberg is chasing that $9 million to $9.5 million average annual value and on a long-term deal, knowing this could be his last chance at a big pay day considering his age.

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John Klingberg is nearing the end of his seven-year deal while Miro Heiskanen is coming off his entry-level contract. If the Stars want to ink him to an eight-year deal, they must pay a premium for buying out key UFA years. Klingberg said he wants to take some time to spend with his family before he even thinks about the contract. Adapting to change: Stars make roster moves to stay cap compliant.

John Klingberg . Pining. Dallas Stars . Future Fic. Summary. After he ordered another round and some appetizers, he looked back to Teuvo, "So anything new in Chicago?" Teuvo bit his lip and nodded slowly. He took a long drink from the fresh glass placed in front of him before he spoke, "Hockey is going well." Esa could hear that there was clearly something he wanted to talk about, but he knew from experience, lots of experience, that he had to let him get it out in his own time.

Klingberg’s camp has not drawn a line in the sand on its numbers just yet as the defenseman truly does wish to stay in Dallas. Yousef also notes that even at this elevated, fair-market asking price, the Stars can still afford to re-sign Klingberg and likely will do just that if he performs well early this season. There could be some wiggle room for Klingberg to take a slightly shorter deal or come in a little lower than his comparable considering his age and the “hometown discount” factor. However, the pressure is on for the Stars to work out those kinks and come to an agreement. The longer the season wears on, the longer Klingberg has to prove he is elite and the prize of the free-agent class, driving up his bargaining power on contract talks. Both sides want to see the relationship extended, but those odds go down the longer they wait. Dallas is prepared for that possibility, but that would make it no less of a major blow if Klingberg walks away.

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