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Dustin Brown does not have huge contract and has two years (2012-13 season included) left on his current deal.
The salary cap hit in his contract is only $3.175 million and his base salary is only $3.5 million in the final two years.
When the deal expires after the 2013-14 season, the Kings shouldn't have to break the bank to re-sign their captain to a new long-term contract.
The Kings already have a number of huge long-term contracts with salary cap hits over $5 million to players such as Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar, Mike Richards and Jeff Carter. Adding another huge long-term deal to the team's payroll wouldn't be a wise financial decision.
Re-signing an important player like Brown and not having to commit lots of money and years to keep him would be a huge boost to the team's chances of long-term success.
Players of Brown's caliber who won't be expensive to re-sign should be kept at all costs. It's hard to see him demanding a ton of money to re-sign in the next few years.