ESQ wrote:Umm, it should be BC Sports Central CFL Pool Champion, sounds much more impressive anyway
That's true. Selanne wants to be in Anaheim, so that makes a difference.FAN wrote:It's probably wishful thinking. Selanne has been signing below-market value one-year contracts with the Ducks for years now. Given the players who have signed $4M+ deals of late, I think Doan will get closer to $5M+ or even more depending on the length of the contract and whether Doan chooses money.Meds wrote:Well seeing as Selanne just signed a one year deal worth $4.5M, and he's 42 years old, I think Doan's cap hit is going to be in that ball park. It likely won't be more than that though as Selanne out-scored Doan this year by 4 goals and 16 points. Doan still has a few years left in the tank, no question, but his production is not the same as Selanne's and he's asking for longer term. I think age versus style of play and production will alnd him in the same range.
Thanks for the welcome. I don't think a three year contract for Doan is necessarily a bad thing. The salary is something that worries me ... for a player of Doan's age. I don't doubt Doan's willingness or work ethic, but playing the way he does puts a lot more miles on the body than playing the way, say, Selanne does (no critique of of Selanne...they're different types of players). A multi-year deal at that money leaves the Canucks with a cap hit similar to that of Luongo. Now, saying Gillis signs Doan to a the type of contract you mention and ships of Luongo, that's close to even on the cap hit (I think). And, with the Canucks closing in on the cap it doesn't leave much room for salary coming back in the Luongo trade. I'm a fan of Doan, and I think he'll have no trouble getting a multi-year, big money contract if that's what he wants, but I don't think it's the best move for the Canucks at this time, in this position. If they could talk him in to taking 4 million per for 3 years, or perhaps a few more dollars and one year less, then it might be a good move. But, unless Doan is burning to play in Vancity, that seems unlikely. Save the money, work the trade angle with Luongo, and save some cap room for later trades.Canuck-One wrote:Welcome to the board Callicles. I agree that far too many GM's get panicked and sell the farm for a player whose best before date is well behind him. Doan though still has the skills and if put with the Sedins a 30 goal year wouldn't be out of the question. A deal for around 5.5 million for 3 years with a club option for the 4th wouldn't be too bad. I also doubt that we will get him but it would be nice.
Okay, I suppose that would satisfy my superior moral sensibilities.Aaronp18 wrote:....sometimes you can never have enough glue!Strangelove wrote: Sometimes you eat the horse....
then hang his jersey...RoyalDude wrote:If we are lucky enough to sign Shane Doan I'm wondering if we should give him Matts Sundin's number 13 or Messier's/Maki's number 11? And then Hank hand him the 'C''?
I don't know Rats, it just seems that we have been down this road before. Signing these well past their prime 'fading stars' to come in and save the day. It never pans out. But knowing Gillis and his consistency in making dumb move after dumb move, I fully expect him to sign the old fart to a huge contract.rats19 wrote:then hang his jersey...RoyalDude wrote:If we are lucky enough to sign Shane Doan I'm wondering if we should give him Matts Sundin's number 13 or Messier's/Maki's number 11? And then Hank hand him the 'C''?
Yeah, plus I've tought of a better idea if Doan's horses are such a concern for him.Strangelove wrote:.
Sign Shane to a two-year $20mil contract and be done with it.
Come on Dude, let's be fuckin' realistic for change.RoyalDude wrote:If we are lucky enough to sign Shane Doan I'm wondering if we should give him Matts Sundin's number 13 or Messier's/Maki's number 11? And then Hank hand him the 'C''?
Not.Lancer wrote:Latest news apparently is there is an offer from an unnamed eastern team for 4 years and $30 million. .