Sharks interest in Doan has its limits … Doan could be down to 3 teams … Canucks still listening to Luongo offers … Preds options

  • Kevin Kurz of the CSN California: A source confirmed that if Shane Doan is seeking a 4 year deal worth $30 million, the Sharks won’t be among the teams that would go that high. The Sharks won’t offer more than 3 years at about $4.5 million per season according to the source. If he wants to stay close to Phoenix, the Sharks and Canucks are the only Western Conference teams that are pursuing him.
  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: With Chris Kreider and Carl Hagelin still learning, and with Marian Gaborik likely out for the 1st quarter of the season, the Rangers remain interested in Doan. Doan has narrowed his sights on the Rangers, Penguins and Canucks, but it’s unclear if GM Glen Sather will go 4 years. It’s also not known if Doan would come to the Rangers on a 3 year deal.Brooks summarizes the CBA negotiations to basically, “The big-market teams don’t want to pay the small-market teams, the small-market teams don’t want to pay the players, and so, of course, the NHL is stuck in its flawed approach that satisfies both of these constituencies while reaching deep into the athletes’ pockets but doing nothing to generate revenue for cash-poor franchises.”
  • Dan Rosen of NHL.com: Canucks GM Mike Gillis’ first and best option is to trade Roberto Luongo. Gillis is still looking for fair market value for Luongo, and said that any deal would change the Canucks depth chart at the both the NHL and prospect level.

    “We’re listening,” Gillis said. “We have been listening to teams that are interested in acquiring him. If we get what we torshink the value is there we’ll trade him. I don’t have a timetable. In fact, in hockey things can change in five minutes with one phone call. It’s unrealistic to put a timetable on it.”

    Gillis also didn’t rule out Luongo remaining with the team. With Ryan Kesler being out for the start of the season (mid to late November), Jordan Schroeder could fill the hole on the 2nd line. Other top 6 candidates are David Booth, Mason Raymond, and Zach Kassian.

  • Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: If the Predators don’t land Shane Doan, they’ll look to the trade market to address their needs. If they aren’t able to bring anyone in, look for youngsters like Craig Smith and Gabriel Bourque to have bigger roles. This is a crucial year for Colin Wilson who was scratched for 6 of their 10 playoff games. A Bobby Ryan trade is possible, though the Ducks may be unwilling to trade him to a Western Conference team. The Preds may need to make a deal for a blueline. Jonathan Blum and Ryan Ellis may be their 5th and 6th defensemen. They did have interest in Paul Martin earlier in the off-season, but it appears he’s remaining with the Penguins.

8 Comments

  1. Jose

    August 6, 2012 at 10:08 am

    I think the Rangers are out since they won’t offer more than 2 years. The Pens are offering a heavily front loaded 4 year, $24 million deal, which pays 18 million in the first 2 years. I think it is down to the Canucks and Penguins. It is hard to tell which would get him, since one would be just as good of a choice as the other.

  2. CheapSharksOwners

    August 6, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Cannot say I am surprised that the Sharks won’t pay Doan. With an ownership group and a GM full of excuses why would they want to sign an impact player? No the Sharks would rather pay Havlat 5+ million a year to sit out half the teams games because of injury, and 1+ million to James Sheppard to sit out the entire year. Would any Sharks fan expect less.

  3. Patrick

    August 6, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Why is Gillis pretending he’s getting offers for Luongo? He probably had one which was a salary dump style. He’s not getting traded.

  4. NYRFAG

    August 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I really hope the Rangers don’t try to sign Doan. They have enough to deal with two years down the road. 12 UFAs and one RFA for that offseason means they will be busy and need all the cap space they can. They really don’t need another $7 million cap hit.

  5. Jake Barrow

    August 6, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Yo CheapSharksOwners, how bout you actually do some research before spewing garbage out of your mouth. Havlat is 10x the offensive player than Doan is (alright, exaggerating) and was healthy for the past few seasons before this.
    And check out Fear the Fin. They just did an article about how Ryane Clowe and Shane Doan are pretty much the same player, aka, we don’t need him.

  6. Dave

    August 6, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Sorry Gillis but the buyers dictate the market not the sellers. And i don’t see anybody giving him fair market value let alone what he’s asking in return for that boat anchor of a contract. Heck even if the owners negotiate a buyout clause for only 1 player per team it still wouldn’t matter because they would lose Luongo for nothing in that scenario. Time to cut your losses, free up the cap space and move on…..

  7. CheapSharksOwners

    August 7, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    #5

    LOL! Yeah your right the Sharks don’t need another good player. Do you know how stupid that sounds. You act like this team can win a cup as they are right now. You say Havlat is 10X the player. Great if you like guys who have a past history of injuries, and who is mainly an assist guy. But yeah we don’t need another 20 goal scorer, who is physical and plays hard. Yeah your right. LOL!

  8. Jake Barrow

    August 7, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I’m not saying they don’t need another good player, but seeing as how the team’s bottom six is their biggest weakness (Handzus simply will not cut it as 3rd line center), spending the rest of our cap space on a top 6 guy seems like the wrong move.
    Oh, and is their something wrong with Havlat getting a bunch of assists? I mean, last time I checked, assists help you score goals. Maybe I’m looking at it wrong, but I’m pretty sure a point is a point.
    Also, Doan is 35, meaning his goal scoring rate is probably going to drop soon, as did his points total this past season.
    Oh, and it’s “you’re,” not “your.”