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How Badly Does Vancouver Want Doan?

from Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province,

At this point, even if the Phoenix ownership situation stabilizes, there’s no guarantee the Coyotes, a franchise without much money, can even afford Doan. The market has been set, and it’s pricey.

The question isn’t still are the Canucks on Doan’s short list? The question now for Vancouver is how many years are the Canucks willing to commit to Doan to stay on his short list?

What has become clear by the offers which are already in is a three-year deal, the lowest term he’d even consider, is not going to be enough to land Doan.

To stay competitive, it’s going to take at least a four-year offer, something the Canucks would probably do.

But more likely, especially when you look at the free spenders involved, Doan is going to get multiple five-year offers, something which would give the Canucks some sleepless nights. This is a risky proposition for a team to lock up a power forward for five years who turns 36 years old in October.


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Five years for Doan? At 36! That’s crazy talk. I understand homeslice is durable but as Pronger showed us, that’s risky as hell.

Posted by Moocat on 07/27/12 at 12:16 PM ET

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1) We are reading reports that Doan may be offered upwards of 30 milion for 4 years.  thats 7.5 million/year!!!  That’s “Super Star money” in my opinion. Especially when we all know that with the new CBA the cap will be heading somewhere south of 60 mil.  Additionally as a 35+ year old, his deal would be binding for the full length. No buy outs/or any other way out other than injury so a team signing Doan would not only be paying top dollar but risking it on a contract they will have for the full term regardless of performance!
2) Now, we’re not saying that Doan isn’t a very nice/good player in his own right, and certainly we would NEVER begrudge any player to get as much money as he can. However, we think that the numbers we are reading are a bit silly for a player on the other side of the hill and not likely to score more than 20 goals.  Yes, yes, we understand the intangibles of leadership, etc that he brings, but is that the going cost of leadership?  Teams making these kinds of offers best be careful when their actual superstars are up for new contracts. If Doan with 20 goals is worth 7.5 mil, how much is my 40 goals worth?

Posted by Faux Rumors from Globally- Here, there, Everywhere on 07/27/12 at 12:22 PM ET

duhduhduh's avatar

So, smart, sane GMs who don’t want to overpay wont.  Dumb, or otherwise reckless, GMs will overpay, even as they approach the cliff that appears to be looming in the upcoming CBA.  This means Ryan is out of budget for the Wings, as, likely, is Yandle.  I want Holland to bring in talent, but he’s probably thinking that the CBA, if they are actually contemplating dropping the cap by $10M or more, can make any hight priced acquisition a lose lose proposition.  Signing to the current cap is agreeing to decrease depth.  Man these guys sure know how to wreck a league.

Posted by duhduhduh on 07/27/12 at 12:39 PM ET

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