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08-09-2012, 11:34 AM
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You can't predict how Doan will react to being a lesser player. We see it happen to the Yankees and Mets all the time. They acquire the best player from Team X, thinking he'll be that player, and in the end, the player gets into a comfort zone that there are other players who can carry the workload and ends up slumping.

Of course, it can work the other way around, where a diminished role will allow an older guy to perform well or exceed expectations. But these are the Rangers we're talking about.

Doan isn't stupid. He know Phoenix can pay him what he wants and he can retire a Yote. That's what he wants. Maybe in the last year of his deal, he asks out for a shot at a Cup. But for now, I'd be shocked if winning a Cup trumped the lifestyle he leads in Arizona.

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