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07-13-2012, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by FearRipSimonick View Post
I don't have a problem with the cap hit. I even said at the beginning of the FA period that let's throw 7-8 mil at him for a year or two...but four years is a bit much. Still, with what he brings to the table outside of just his 50 pts, I think that cap hit is fair if that's what you need to get over the top. I'd say bring him on board and slap a C on him Day One.
Something else he brings to the table is a wife and 4 school-age children with deep roots in Phoenix. Are we going to get the best out of Shane Doan if he packs them up and moves to Buffalo where they have to enter a new school system and make new friends? Maybe they'll go for a Ryan Miller/Noureen DeWulf arrangement with the family remaining behind Phoenix. I can't see that working with 4 kids involved unless he plays for a western conference team.

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