With the Canadiens apparently showing some kind of love for Coyotes captain Shane Doan, an unrestricted free agent, it just seems a wonderful opportunity for both clubs.
The thing is, Doan’s a centreman, (okay, maybe a right winger) and Montreal already has about ten of them signed and ready to go. It’s a plethora of centremen, and one would think a trade would definitely have be in the works to make room. And Phoenix would need to replace Doan up the middle with a big, goal-scoring, feisty star who doesn’t mind scrapping. So we’ll give them a guy who absolutely fits the bill. We’ll give them Scott Gomez.
Phoenix fans, I know you haven’t had the opportunity to see Gomez in action very often, but you’d love him. You wouldn’t even miss Doan. Gomez would step in and pick up the torch and you’d be really happy with him. He plays mean and tough and has great hands. It’s probably even an upgrade for you. I just can’t say enough about the guy.
I wish like crazy that we could keep him but like I said, we have a boatload of centremen and it’s the old adage – you have give up something good to get something good.
Trust me, your Coyotes should make this deal. I’m just thinking of you and how I want your team to succeed and stay in the desert, and you can be sure that Mr. Gomez will knock your socks off. He’s fantastic. A game-breaker. We all love him. Oh, if there was only some way we could keep him.
We’ll bite the bullet and take Doan, even though it just wouldn’t be the same as having number 11. But we’ll adjust. We know it’s a business and we lose our favourites from time to time. And we want you to succeed. Hab fans have big hearts that way.