I have no problem with the Hawks paying Doan a $6.4 million cap hit for 5 years. I think he'll be productive for at least 3 of those years, and is the type of tough, hard-nosed player this team could us in it's top-6. Honestly, if we got Doan, I think we win the Cup if we have decent luck injury-wise.
Obviously, you try to get him for less money, but around $6 million is probably what he's worth. There's some people in the NHL forum who don't think he should get more than $4 million a year. If David Jones is getting paid $4 million, Doan is worth around $5.5-6ish million a year.