So why would they think any other clubs are better?
Every player has their own different places they want to be, would be if they needed to, and don't want to be. Does Doan want to leave the organization he's been with his whole career? Nope. Does Semin want to leave the competitive team in Washington, playing with fellow Russian teammates and friends Backstrom and Ovechkin? Doubt it. Does Weber want to play somewhere else? Probably, but he was an RFA, so he doesn't count anyway. Parise? The Devils seemed to have to do everything they could to get him to stay; even made him Captain. And they still only re-signed him for one year.
Despite what you see, you don't see every city the way a player sees each city, and neither you nor I can say for sure. But I think I've hit the nail pretty close to the head. There's many more factors than the city and the team itself.
youve made good points but have yet to answer my questions.
1. Why would anyone want to sign here after seeing the fan scrutiny, treatment of star players, and most importantly no history of Vancouver being a championship team.... and please dont say we have nice dressing rooms and good management.
2. If Vancouver is such a desirable place to play then why have we not signed any high profiled player since messier...and I dont really count an almost 40 yr old sundin who paid 10 million for half a season.