rats19 wrote:Ok..is this pure speculation? Because this does get the juices going...are yoy saying he could be available before the deadline?
Potatoe1 wrote:Island Nucklehead wrote:I'd also be wary of trading Schneider for him. He's a rental, and who knows if he can stay healthy. His longest NHL season was 86 games...
Doan has been incredibly durable over the past 12 years. The most he's ever missed in a season is 10 games and he's played 79 or more games in 9 of those seasons.
The guy is an absolute horse and he's the last player who's durability should be a question mark.
He is certainly getting on, but I think he would thrive on Keslers Wing.
60 points in 72 games with virtually no support last season. Then 5 points in 4 playoff games.
There is clearly some gas left in the tank.
Trading Schneider is going to suck, but the clock is ticking and at some point our hand will be forced. We could do a lot worse value wise then getting Doan for a another cup run.
Look at our current roster with Doan, is there anyone who's even close in the west?
ClamRussel wrote:How good would Chris Stewart look good patrolling the boards w/ the Twins.
ClamRussel wrote:Whens that "window" in Lu's contract come up, next year? ...or year 5? Ya its going to totally suck.
What else would suck is trading a potential franchise goaltender for an aging UFA. Schneider is not some hot potato Gillis has to flip. I'd rather he hold on to him and push him into a 35/45 split w/ Lu w/ the potential for playoff starts if need be....UNLESS a comparable piece of the puzzle comes in return. Perhaps a larger deal that saw Turris come back this way in a package would be easier to stomach. One less headache for Phoenix to deal with. Can we even fit Doan into our cap?!? $4.55mill is a tough pill to swallow. How much room do we have? This is where the Sturm signing may prove to be a poor choice; only that it is a significant hit for a possible 3rd/4th liner.
If I was Gillis I'd have my eye on Edmonton's stable of young rising talent. Schneider is starting to look every bit the future star Eberle is. Gillis won't sell the team short. Making a desperate trade for a one-time shot doesn't guarantee anything. That said, tough players w/ some talent don't grow on trees....how many of them are there really out there? ...not as many as there used to be. How good would Chris Stewart look good patrolling the boards w/ the Twins.
Potatoe1 wrote:Personally I'm almost as high on Eddie lack as I was on Schneider and I think he will make a solid back up for the next few seasons.
Topper wrote:Burrows is a poor mans Doan
rats19 wrote:Doan is keslerlike..but older
Arachnid wrote:When is young Ryan coming back? And who just who called for him to be Capitain last year?
dhabums wrote:Arachnid wrote:When is young Ryan coming back? And who just who called for him to be Capitain last year?
Hey, let's take Henrik out and put Ryan in. Then let's see how many goals Kesler scores on the PP. Almost captain K was a minus 6 with 1 assist in the SCF. Guy is made of teflon when it comes to blame.