two possible outstanding issues with DOughty's negotiations
1) term - Lombardi wants Doughty to give up ufa years if he is going to be paid 6 mill plus. Otherwise, the offer is a lot less. Meehan doesn't want to give up any ufa years but wants his 6-7 mill.
2) kopitar is not as good a player as DOughty and his contract was 12% of total team cap space when he signed. The rising cap has reduced the % hit but Lombardi wants to use his actual dollars as the ceiling. Meehan can't agree to this because it sets a bad trend for all his clients. We aren't talking Crosby, we are talking Kopitar who is a very good player but he ain't no Crosby or Lidstrom