See, I personally don't buy that argument. Think of it, how much time do you think players REALLY have during the season to be able to go all the way up to Kelowna enough for it to be the deciding factor between taking 5 mill somewhere else and taking 3 mill here? Sure, the cup contention thing is definately a big factor too, but it's not like the wife lives in Coquitlam or Surrey where he can easily get there in 20-30 minutes after a game or on a day off. Kelowna is still a heck of a trip, might even take less time to fly from Phoenix to Kelowna than drive from Vancouver to Kelowna
You do realize he can easily take a 20-30 plane ride right? I'm sure he has the money for it. I do agree though that those Kelowna/Kamloops (wherever it is) reasons will not be the huge deciding factor if he comes here or not. I believe Gillis will create a way to sign Doan for at least 4 million. I think he was looking for a top 6 included in a Luongo trade but now he can just get good pieces to our bottom 6 and future. After that then he will have enough money to get Doan.
If Doan does indeed sign here the location will be a factor, but not a huge factor, it'll be mainly because this location has potential to win a cup.
Edited by nd84, 10 July 2012 - 08:54 AM.