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07-25-2012, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Ohashi_Jouzu View Post
Okay, on those terms, I might be willing to choose Doan. But let's be reality, not even in today's cap environment does it make sense to pay him something like $2 million/year more than Plekanec. They'd be competing for almost the exact same minutes, and I think Plekanec can beat him for those minutes these days. So, why downgrade that position/role and/or pay more for less? If it's for his leadership alone, that'd be a waste, imo.

There's a team out there that will benefit from adding Doan to their lineup, for sure. I just don't think Montreal makes the best, nor easiest, fit. We could use better wingers, so if we're talking about making a "more serious" investment than ~$5 million/year, I'd start leaning toward Semin, I think.
Isn't Doan mostly a right winger? I think he can play center but hasn't in years. Its Cole's minutes he would compete for. Those and Gionta's.. Semin being a left winger makes him more valuable to the Habs.

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