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08-24-2012, 04:08 PM
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I think it all matters how well Doan handles being 36. I mean Teppo Numminen was huge for us at age 37 and 38, and RUff used him on the PP and PK units.
By all accounts from the Phoenix media, Doan has consistently trained and taken care of his body to stay in shape from year to year. All one has to do is look at similar players with the same kind of conditioning habits that are the same age or older (i.e. Selanne, Recchi) and have been effective contributors and some of the fears of Doan being a decrepit, overpaid 4th liner 1 year into the contract start to go away IMO.

I'm still on the fence on the subject - there are obviously pros and cons to him signing with Buffalo.

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