Free Agent Sit and Think Things Through Thoroughly (Matt Carle signed with Tampa Bay)
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07-03-2012, 03:38 PM
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There's a few options, I think, depending on how they want the lines to be structure.
Doan @3 years would basically create a defacto line-up of:
Doan and Danny would be up at the same time, then. That's probably the best alternative to bringing Jagr back for a year.
The other likely possibility, I think, is to sign a guy like Langenbrunner, Langkow, or Rolston, and sticking them on the 3rd line for a year, and revisiting our options again next offseason. You could do something similar with a lower-end-but-younger guy--Winnik, etc.
I was initially high on Semin, but I'm not sure it is worth the risk. Someone like Mueller is an interesting alternative--he will likely come cheap, and he might get hurt and never play a game. On the other hand, if he plays 60 games+, he'll likely put up more points than anyone else we are going to sign at this point (baring Parise) at a fraction of the cost.
I seriously doubt Doan will play outside of Phoenix, unless the franchise announces something really bad on July 8. Would be a great fit, though.
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