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07-14-2012, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Luceni View Post
7.5 @ 4 years for an 35 years old 50 point player? Have you lost your freakin' mind?

I can understand that you like what he brings to the table. I like Doan too. He would be a great leader. But at 7.5 per season?
Originally Posted by Imlach a cup View Post
On the age thing, I've been against Iginla because of his age for 5 years now. Five years later he's still performing, Selanne too. This is no proof of Doan but like the guy above me said "risks are how you win cups".
Originally Posted by beerme1 View Post
42 year old Temmu Selane signed a new one year deal @ 4.2 mil or something like that
Selanne led the Ducks in scoring last season, despite his age - and while his passion is similar to that of Doan and Iginla, let's remember that he plays a different style of game that demands less wear and tear on his body.

That said, count me into the camp that thinks Doan for long-term AND big dollars is not the smart route to go. Either give him a big paycheck ($6M) on a short-term (1-2 years) deal or give him the long-term security of a 4-5 year deal but at much more reasonable $3.5M - 4M cap hit.

Overall, there is some merit to the arguments Bulldog was making on WGR yesterday - bringing in a veteran leader and true professional like Doan into the locker room now, while the Sabres are infusing a new wave of young core players under the age of 23 (Hodgson, Ennis, Myers, Foligno, Girgensons, McNabb) could be an investment in really establishing a new "culture", similar to what Briere/Drury helped do in their short tenures. Based on that, I can look past fact that Doan will be 36 this year.

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