: Confirmed with Link:
Shane Doan Tested Free Agency, Got Back on His Horse and Stayed!
View Single Post
07-28-2012, 12:26 PM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Originally Posted by
G.J. has to do what he needs to do, as does Shane Doan. If the timing of the end game for each is not in sync, we lose our captain and a fan favorite.
Exactly. GJ has certain things that he would consider priorities, so does Doan. If the timing of those does not mesh, we may lose Doan but keep the team.
The NHL does not seem to be concerned with the pace of the sale thus far. No real deadline and with the ongoing CBA talks, the sale may not be the #1 priority for them at this moment.
The sale needs to be done properly, and rushing into a poorly planned agreement just to keep Doan could be a bad move - in the short term, it could keep Doan here. But what good is that if 2-3 years down the road there is another bankruptcy and the team is back in limbo?
Doan has kids. School will be starting soon and he would probably want to disrupt their lives as little as possible. He has a different timetable for when things need to be done, and while I'm sure GJ would love to see him stay - it could be that he ends up being collateral damage. That would be very sad and many fans would be upset, but I don't think that at this point it would be as much of a shock as it would have been 1 month ago.
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by BunnyLebowski