Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 7/31/12
Photo by: Ed Mulholland/US Presswire Many teams around the league are vying for the services of Shane Doan. The Predators amongst others are rumored to be in the mix, but some teams have graciously bowed out of the Doan sweepstakes (Detroit and Vancouver) citing that Doan wants too much money or too long a contract. But while 27 other NHL franchises may be weighing up the possibility of bringing in the Coyotes captain, a much smarter approach in the UFA pool is Petr Sykora. The argument for bringing Doan to the Predators is his leadership abilities and his ability to put pucks in the net while playing with a grittiness that has served him well into his mid-to-late-30′s. In regards to these assumptions, the Predators already have a bona-fide leader in Shea Weber who has now been locked up for seemingly the duration of his career. We have other gritty players such as Hal Gill and Paul Gaustad recently signed to provide that extra edge when the Predators so desire (and let’s not forg...
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