With all the pomp and pageantry of the Olympic opening ceremonies last night (and they were quite spectacular) there is not a ton of NHL news this morning.
But little news does not mean no news!
Top on the list of interest for Habs addicts is the fact that Shane Doan apparently wants four years and $30 million if he leaves Phoenix.
Umm, how much?
If you're doing the math, that works out to $7.5 million per season. And this for a 35-year-old who is clearly on the downside of his career. Now Doan is still a useful player. Big and burly and still capable of potting you 20 goals.
But $7.5 million per over four years?
So my question to you this morning is simple. Would you still like to see Doan in a Habs uniform if it meant signing him for those kind of numbers?
-The Jets have extended Tobias Enstrom.
-The Sens bought out Bobby Butler.
-The NHL and NHLPA continue to negotiate a new CBA. But this time, with the league having given the final details of their proposal, the PA came back with a few issues. Namely ice conditions and training camp issues.
Nothing ground shaking but the good news is that the tone, at least publicly, from both sides seems to be rather positive. That is a marked change from the last time this happened.
Still, the PA has not yet tabled a counter-proposal of their own. When they do, the real games begin!
-If there is no lockout the Red Wings and Leafs are scheduled to play in the Winter Classic this year. As such, the two teams announced the coaches for their alumni games.
-The good folks at Habsworld.net have gotten together to discuss how to build a modern winning team.
-THN's Ken Campbell takes a look at whether or not the league would contract the Phoenix Coyotes.
-Lastly, Spector's gives him usualy rumour roundup.
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