Shane Doan thread (Buccigross - The ridiculous offer is Buffalo's)
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07-14-2012, 02:54 AM
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Gary Roberts and Mark Recchi both played till they were about 42-43. And they weren't completely washed up for those later years. I'd have taken either of those guys on the roster at 40.
Having Doan for four years starting at age 35 is not a worry for me. If he doesn't have to retire due to some injury by then, he'll still bring things to the table at 38 or 39.
Every year from the time they were like 35 they played for a new contract, and it was at about 25% of the cap ceiling at the most. We are talking about handing Doan a 4 year deal at about 75% of the cap ceiling. It's a considerable risk and dare I say a history making contract if it takes place. Has any player at about 35 ever been given a 4 year deal worth that kind of money?! I don't even think Lemieux or Gretzky were treated with that kind of commitment, who the **** is Doan to demand that kind of loyalty with that kind of milage on a pair of skates? He's scored only 39 even strength goals over the past 3 years, that's 13 ****ing even strength goals a season and we want to treat him like he's Crosby in his prime? lol Look at how badly the Leino deal can hamstring a teams salary, that's only 4.5/year.
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