To all the haters, when did I ever say that this team is good enough to win the cup?
Clearly, this club has a glaring hole in the top 6 that needs to be filled. But if the price for Doan exceeds the realm of reason, its silly. Overpaying in order to get the cup is a MUST in many cases. But i'm not sold on the fact that Doan, at the age of 35, being a player who is very physical and gritty (wear and tare on his body), is the right guy to overpay on.
Nonetheless, I hope Mike Gillis and Co. will do what they can to land him.
Well looking at the points he puts up, we are signing him for more than grit. Leadership seems to be high on CDC's list and you have to pay for that.
I just think we are losing out on too many players who are making our opponents stronger.
I think we must draw a line under this Sedin $cap. The Sedins are not getting any younger and I'm sure they too want a ring.
We should be paying the going rate. If the twins settled for less then I admire their altruism but everyone is not made the same and you can't "handicap" a team with what is patently an artificial cap.
PS I think it might have been easier to get someone like Doan if he didn't think he had to supply 80% of the grit/pushback himself. We should have signed a 2nd line winger who could bang.........and who could have changed places with Daniel when required. (Clowe comes to mind)
Edited by Bodee, 23 July 2012 - 05:41 AM.