That offer is pure lunacy. 7.5 cap hit for a 50 point player in the twilight of his career? Leadership skills are valuable, but not THAT valuable.
This offer is so anti-Burke. I'm surprised his name is mentioned here. I'd be absolutely surprised if it came from Burke. If he's willing to shell out that kind of dough, I'm sure as hell it won't be for a couple of years of Doan. 4 years at his age is pretty much one of those retirement deals, and at 7.5 to boot. I don't personally think so.
I wonder if the GM who offered that was actually stupid or if multiple teams had legitimate offers ($4-5m) that continuously drove up the price? I wouldn't be opposed if we offered him 3 years @ $5M (at the MOST) but anything higher for an declining forward is absolutely retarded.
Blackhawks claim that they are in the red financially, would seem odd that they would take on that much risk.
They want another cup and the time is now...I do agree that it is a risk. They do have many trade-able assets to get relief if required and soon they will be forced to make decisions. They do not have to pay or Huet 5.6 to not play this year.