Not necessarily. Semin got $7 mill because he signed a one-year contract. Doan will sign a multi-year offer, which should translate to a lesser cap hit than Semin's. Bear in mind that I'm ignoring the Sabres' alleged 4/30 offer because Doan isn't even taking them seriously. Hence the lack of a visit.
I still think the offer came from the Canadiens, not the Sabres - and that's why Doan is visiting them next week after having earlier told Montreal he wasn't interested. My guess is that the offer, combined with his relationship with Price, changed his mind enough to at least agree to a face-to-face with the Canadiens' management.
My theory would also explain why he hasn't visited with the Sabres - because they haven't done anything in terms of an offer to stand out from the other 5 offers he's gotten.
Unbelievable. Guess that pretty much cinches that, if Doan doesn't sign with Phoenix, someone is going to give him $7.5M.
I don't see what one really has to do with the other. A 1 year contract at 7 million dollars is reasonable for pretty much any first line player because it's, obviously, only 1 year. Doan at multiple years over the age of 35 isn't really comparable. Not saying he won't get it, but this hardly cinches it.
That's not to say he doesn't have any though, as one look at his hands reveals a pair of nearly symmetrical scars.
“Those are from (Sidney) Crosby,” he says half smiling, but with some tension in his voice. “Every time we'd line up against each other for a face-off during our (2012 playoff) series, instead of going for the puck when it was dropped, he'd hack me across the wrists. I ended up playing the series against (New) Jersey with one of them fractured and had to go for surgery on both of them after we were out of the playoffs.”
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle
Greg Jamison’s bid to buy the Phoenix Coyotes and keep the team in Glendale faces yet another deadline Friday along with renewed concerns over whether his ownership group has the investors and money to buy the team from the National Hockey League.
The sports executive has experience managing and running arenas, but he needs investment money to buy the team. That has proven complicated with Jamison relying on multiple investors, and perhaps financing avenues, to try to close the deal.
That includes some international and Middle Eastern money. There have been discussions with a Saudi investment group about a stake in the Coyotes.
Whispers of the prospect of folding the Coyotes go back to the Stanley Cup final. But itís unlikely the league would do that. What could happen is the same thing that occurs in the American League from time to time. When a franchise there is beyond hope, the league usually suspends its operations until such time as a new owner can be found and the franchise is moved.
That is, what Iím being told, a possibility with the Coyotes. Industry insiders have suggested that prospective owner Greg Jamison hasnít been able to take over the franchise yet because his investors are getting skittish, even with the City of Glendale paying up to $324 million over the next 20 years as part of the lease agreement. One observer close to the situation said Jamisonís investors have actually bailed on the project. Even though the transfer of ownership appears to have cleared the possibility of a petition that would put the NHLís deal with Jamison on the ballot, the organization is still very much in a state of limbo.