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Flames' Bennett hoping to complement physical game with more offence

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25.07.2019

For a player as fearless as Sam Bennett, the prospect of heading to arbitration Saturday was no more daunting than a dental appointment.

“I wouldn’t say I was worried about it – I was actually kind of curious about what it was like,” said the Calgary Flames winger of the boardroom bloodbath most players pray to avoid.

“But I’m happy it’s all done.”

The restricted free agent agreed to a two-year deal with the Flames at $2.55 million annually on Wednesday.

His curiosity now matches that of his fan base, wondering if he’ll be on the third line with Milan Lucic and Mark Jankowski as part of a decidedly unpleasant trio to play against.

“For sure I think that’s a possibility,” said Bennett, a left-shot winger who said he’d be comfortable switching to right wing to accommodate the Flames high-priced trade acquisition.

“I think he’s one of the scariest guys to play against in the league. Anytime you get to add a guy like that to your team or especially your line it........

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