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07-30-2012, 07:18 AM
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Pierre Dagenais
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Originally Posted by Paul Dipietro View Post
Considering that the guy that nobody wanted got 1yr/7M, the offers for Doan will start at 7.5M

But the question is not "How much do you think it will take to bring Doan to Mtl", but rather "What's the maximum amount you're willing to give him".

Like others have suggested, I'd front-load a 4-yr deal. Something along the lines of

7.5 - 7.5 - 4 - 1 (for a cap hit of 5M)

Anything more makes absolutely no sense given his age
Just because Semin got 1 year/$7m doesn't mean Doan will get more than that. Short-term contracts pay out more money because of the uncertainty of your future. I'm sure Semin would've accepted less if he was offered more years.

Doan also is a 35+ player, meaning his cap hit will stay on the books no matter what (unless he suffers a long-term injury). I'd be against handing Doan a 4 year deal.

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