An unnamed Eastern Conference team has offered unrestricted free agent Shane Doan a four-year contract worth at least $30 million, according to John Gambadoro of Sports 620 KTAR Phoenix.
The 35-year old Doan had 22 goals and 28 assists for 50 goals last season with the Phoenix Coyotes. He is a respected scorer, tallying at least 50 points for each of the last nine seasons. But if this unnamed Eastern Conference team is the Flyers... Travis Hughes of Broad Street Hockey doesn't like it. At all.
I'd love Shane Doan on the Flyers. I think he's a fantastic player and if he can hop in, play in the top-6 and at least replace Jaromir Jagr's scoring from a year ago, I'd be all for it. But for $7.5 million per year, a deal that would make him the highest paid player on the team until 2016? (Or until Claude Giroux takes that title in two years.) Not a chance in hell.
Paul Holmgren isn't this crazy, right? Please re-assure me of that before I have a panic attack.
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