I like Shane Doan. I think he’s a good player who brings it every night, and wears his personality on his sleeve. He’s everything we all love about Ryan Callahan. However, should the Rangers be willing to throw a multi year contract at a player on the wrong side of 35? It’s really not a good decision. Sure Doan is good now, but do you want him on the team when he starts to wear down? With all the young kids up and coming in the pipeline, having Doan stuck on the payroll with a contract north of $4 million is something that could be problematic.
I loved the idea of getting Doan at the deadline in February because I thought he’d help the Rangers get over the top. Which in hindsight he probably would have helped the Rangers get to the cup finals. I’m still open to having Doan come to the Rangers but on nothing more than a 1 year deal. I know Shane Doan has something left in the tank, but I don’t know how much. A 1 year contract is a safe and smart investment, because not much bad can happen on a year long deal. Remember Alex Frolov? Even before the injury he wasn’t exactly living up to his billing, but there was no harm done to the team since he was on a 1 year contract. I can’t imagine how big of an albatross that contract would have been if he was on the team for a multi-year deal.
Well that’s my decision. I don’t want Doan unless it’s for one year.
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