I would probably take Doan over Jagr, but I'm not a fan of re-signing Jagr at all. But re: the link we had a few days ago about PA Parenteau as an option if Parise/Ryan fall through...Doan >>> Parenteau.
Some of the comments by the TSN posters mention he doesn't want to move the family too far and mention Edmonton, Calg and Vancouver as the most likely destinations but not sure how accurate those presumptions are. Nonetheless, Doan would be a perfect fit here....we need his size, leadership and durability not to mention he's good for at least 50 points. Flyers should def pursue but as they note the list of potential suitors will be long...
Doan would be a great addition in theory, but another 35+ contract at a significant cap hit is a risk that makes me uncomfortable. I know he's been durable, but so was Pronger. Guys get older, their bodies age, they get hurt. That's typically how it happens.
Doan is coming off a contract with a cap hit of $4.55 million. I wonder what he'll seek (and see) on the open market, but I don't think I'd offer him more than a similar figure. Shane Doan on, say, a 2-year, $8-9 million deal? Yeah, I think I could live with that.
They easily could if they just put in more strict rules about longterm contracts, which I expect they'll do anyways.
If they do it will probably make it so that the amount of money from one year to another cant change by more than a certain percentage. So it could be a double edged sword since it could likely negate our ability to front-load a contract for free agents.
I would be all for Doan coming to the flyers. I love his all-around game and he seems like the type of guy that would be a great locker room presense, although I do not know this for certain. The length and dollars of his deal would have to make sense for the flyers tho. I wouldnt do it at 4-5+ mil a season and/or for 4+ years. It kinda reminds me of when the flyers got Ian Lapiererre, although doan is a better player than ian, especially offensively.