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07-06-2012, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by NobodyBeatsTheWiz View Post
Doan is as invested in Phoenix as any player is in any NHL market. He's lived there for 16 years, his kids have lived nowhere else, and he and his wife run a successful horse farm.

I think it's very logical that he'd want a long-term deal there, but nowhere else, because he wouldn't want to uproot his family.

Signing a short-term deal in the East would give him a shot at a Cup and some cash without relocating his brood.
It's much more logical that he takes a long-term deal with the Kings/Ducks/Sharks and maximizes his earning power while still staying close since he's not exactly gonna have this kind of income for the next 30 years.

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