Obligatory Shane Doan Post; Could The Rangers Target Him?

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Rangers fans were blowing up a bit today about the possibility of Shane Doan coming to the Rangers. I think this was the tweet that got everyone’s gears grinding. This is what Chris Botta said:

Was last night the only game Shane Doan will play at MSG this season? Not so sure of that.

Well that might just be pure speculation it’s not completely out there that Shane Doan could be traded to this season, especially to the Rangers.

Read more to hear my thoughts on Shane Doan.

First off, I like Shane Doan as a player. He brings some offense, some grit, and some grind to the table. He would really fit in with Tortorella’s system. Now with that said he’s a veteran with experience. That will go a long way with this club come playoff time. With a young team like the Rangers who have very little experience in the playoffs, Shane Doan will bring leadership. You really can’t have too much leadership on a team when the playoffs come. Critics may point to the fact he’s never won a cup with his teams or even made the second round. While I could make a big argument and point out why that hasn’t happened for obvious reasons, I’ll just say Shane Doan knows what it takes to win in this league.

Now let’s get to trade value. Doan isn’t having his best season ever (25 points in 43 games). If I were Sather I would offer Christian Thomas and a 6th rounder for Shane Doan and maybe some other player Phoenix can throw in the deal. I’m not going to sit here and play armchair GM but that’s the basic deal I would work around. Thomas for Doan are the center pieces of the deal. This is the last of Doan’s contract. Mind you I would do this deal at the deadline to cut Doan’s cap hit in half to make the deal work. Also, Doan has a NMC so he’ll have to waive that for any deal to get done. If the ‘Yotes at the deadline aren’t looking so good and Maloney asks him to waive his NMC, I can’t see why Doan wouldn’t do it.

If the above mentioned deal actually happened I would try to slot Doan on the Brad Richards line. Doan is a Right Wing but maybe him or Callahan would move to the left wing. Or you could put him on a third line with Boyle centering him. No matter where you put him in the lineup is a good fit.

My conclusion: The Rangers should pursue Doan. He’s perfect for this club. Should they sell the farm for him? No absolutely not. But getting Doan is a way the Rangers can try to win it all this season without giving up every prospect in their system. Doan is a guy you want in your lineup come playoff time and i’m sure Tortorella would be glad to have him on the team.

Be sure to follow me on twitter @Matt_J1.

Topics: Brad Richards, Glen Sather, John Tortorella, Ryan Callahan, Shane Doan

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  • http://www.gritty.me/ joebertino

    So Doan as a rental player? Does that mean that CT has no shot of cracking the lineup in the next year or two?

  • tom_dianora

    Doan would be a nice addition, but maybe the NYR should consider working a deal around a prospect d-man, since they’re so deep there.

  • http://www.joebertino.com/ joebertino

    So Doan as a rental player? Does that mean that CT has no shot of cracking the lineup in the next year or two?

  • tom_dianora

    Doan would be a nice addition, but maybe the NYR should consider working a deal around a prospect d-man, since they’re so deep there.

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  • BlueLineStation

    Tom: We’re really not that deep in terms of defenseman prospects. At the NHL level – make no mistake about it – we are STACKED. But beyond that only Erixon and McIlrath are the big-time prospects. Beyond those two, there is not really anything that would be a relevant part of a Shane Doan trade. And I don’t want to move either of those guys.Joe: It’s not so much that Thomas has “no shot.” Granted, I do not believe that he will be spending any time in the NHL next season, but long-term he s definitely still a legitimate prospect with a lot of potential. That being said, you have to give something to get something. Doan is a very good player who brings all sorts of intangibles and is no doubt going to be sought after by multiple teams. In an ideal world I’d love to acquire a player like Doan without giving up any of our best prospects, but that’s not realistic.

  • BlueLineStation

    @tom_dianora Tom: We’re really not that deep in terms of defenseman prospects. At the NHL level – make no mistake about it – we are STACKED. But beyond that only Erixon and McIlrath are the big-time prospects. Beyond those two, there is not really anything that would be a relevant part of a Shane Doan trade. And I don’t want to move either of those guys.

  • BlueLineStation

    @joebertino Joe: It’s not so much that Thomas has “no shot.” Granted, I do not believe that he will be spending any time in the NHL next season, but long-term he s definitely still a legitimate prospect with a lot of potential. That being said, you have to give something to get something. Doan is a very good player who brings all sorts of intangibles and is no doubt going to be sought after by multiple teams. In an ideal world I’d love to acquire a player like Doan without giving up any of our best prospects, but that’s not realistic.

  • BlueLineStation

    Tom: We’re really not that deep in terms of defenseman prospects. At the NHL level – make no mistake about it – we are STACKED. But beyond that only Erixon and McIlrath are the big-time prospects. Beyond those two, there is not really anything that would be a relevant part of a Shane Doan trade. And I don’t want to move either of those guys.Joe: It’s not so much that Thomas has “no shot.” Granted, I do not believe that he will be spending any time in the NHL next season, but long-term he s definitely still a legitimate prospect with a lot of potential. That being said, you have to give something to get something. Doan is a very good player who brings all sorts of intangibles and is no doubt going to be sought after by multiple teams. In an ideal world I’d love to acquire a player like Doan without giving up any of our best prospects, but that’s not realistic.

  • BlueLineStation

    Tom: We’re really not that deep in terms of defenseman prospects. At the NHL level – make no mistake about it – we are STACKED. But beyond that only Erixon and McIlrath are the big-time prospects. Beyond those two, there is not really anything that would be a relevant part of a Shane Doan trade. And I don’t want to move either of those guys.Joe: It’s not so much that Thomas has “no shot.” Granted, I do not believe that he will be spending any time in the NHL next season, but long-term he s definitely still a legitimate prospect with a lot of potential. That being said, you have to give something to get something. Doan is a very good player who brings all sorts of intangibles and is no doubt going to be sought after by multiple teams. In an ideal world I’d love to acquire a player like Doan without giving up any of our best prospects, but that’s not realistic.

  • BlueLineStation

    @tom_dianora Tom: We’re really not that deep in terms of defenseman prospects. At the NHL level – make no mistake about it – we are STACKED. But beyond that only Erixon and McIlrath are the big-time prospects. Beyond those two, there is not really anything that would be a relevant part of a Shane Doan trade. And I don’t want to move either of those guys.

  • BlueLineStation

    @joebertino Joe: It’s not so much that Thomas has “no shot.” Granted, I do not believe that he will be spending any time in the NHL next season, but long-term he s definitely still a legitimate prospect with a lot of potential. That being said, you have to give something to get something. Doan is a very good player who brings all sorts of intangibles and is no doubt going to be sought after by multiple teams. In an ideal world I’d love to acquire a player like Doan without giving up any of our best prospects, but that’s not realistic.

  • WilliamJudson

    I had not thought about this, but I like Doan, and agree he would be a good pickup.

    I guess the cost is the issue.

  • WilliamJudson

    I had not thought about this, but I like Doan, and agree he would be a good pickup.

    I guess the cost is the issue.

  • http://www.gritty.me/ joebertino

    @BlueLineStation I agree. I would be thrilled to see Doan in a blue sweater. I guess I just thought that CT would be pushing for time sooner rather than later. I think it’s a trade that makes sense for both clubs.

  • http://www.joebertino.com/ joebertino

    @BlueLineStation I agree. I would be thrilled to see Doan in a blue sweater. I guess I just thought that CT would be pushing for time sooner rather than later. I think it’s a trade that makes sense for both clubs.