Shane Doan could be on the open market today, and the Avalanche remains a team with a lot of money to spend if it wants. So why not throw some of it Doaner's way?

There are compelling reasons to do just that. Doan will be 36 in October, but he remains one of the league's better power forwards. He's a versatile winger, able to play on either side with effectiveness. He's considered one of the better leaders in the sport, having captained the Phoenix Coyotes for more than a decade.