Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 1/8/13

DALLAS - SEPTEMBER 16: Left wing Jamie Benn #14 of the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on September 16, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
FRISCO, Texas-- Like every other NHL general manager, Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk doesn't really know when training camp or the upcoming shortened regular season will start as the schedule as well as the league calendar for what figures to be a 48-game regular season figures to be finalized later this week once the new collective bargaining agreement is ratified both by the NHL's Board of Governors and the NHL Players Association. But even with so much uncertainty swirling around his club, the 2011 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee still has a pretty big task at the top of his to-do list before the season starts-get a new contract for top young forward Jamie Benn. The 23-year-old wingercenterman comes off a season where he finished with a career-high 63 points and earned his first career trip to the NHL All-Star Game. Getting "Bennie" signed to a new deal, which can't officially happen until the CBA is ratified by both sides, is job one for Nieuwendyk before the puck drops on the new sea...
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