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Doan on Kings’ fans booing him: As a player, I think it’s great

May 20, 2012, 10:15 PM EDT

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Shane Doan is the captain of the Phoenix Coyotes, one of their best known players, and on Sunday, he was the hero in Phoenix’s 2-0 victory over Los Angeles. In other words he’s the perfect target for Kings’ fans who want to express their displeasure at the opposing team. So go ahead and boo Doan. He’s all for it.

“As a player, I think it’s great,” said Doan on the subject of fans booing him when he’s on the road. “You like it. Every player enjoys it. I mean, we boo their team when they touch the puck. So it’s one of those things you enjoy. I think it makes you feel like you’re at least kind of doing your job.”

Over the course of his career, Doan has generated nearly as many points on the road as he has in front of a friendly crowd. The Staples Center audience certainly didn’t seem to slow him down on Sunday.

The series will head back to Arizona for Game 5. If Phoenix manages to once again avoid elimination, then Game 6 will be in Los Angeles, where Doan will probably get booed again – whether he likes it or not.

  1. blomfeld - May 20, 2012 at 10:56 PM


    With his team on the brink of annihilation, this quality captain “stepped up” like any true leader should. Nonetheless, his efforts are akin to General Custer’s final grasps during the closing stages of battle, at the Little Bighorn in 1876. Make no mistake about it friends, this series now returns to Phoenix, where “that which will be, will be” …

  2. proudliberal85392 - May 21, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    blomfeld, I’m Coyotes fan who never agrees with you, but you are entertaining.

    • blomfeld - May 21, 2012 at 10:38 PM

      Proudliberal85392 – hey man, with a handle like that you had better be an Obama supporter ? :) … I’ll have you know that I arranged and hosted a huge Obama “election night” party here in my building back on November 4th, 2008 ! … and please don’t even talk to me about that human weasel Lieberman ! … Bill Clinton on the other hand, did well for the country during his time … at any rate, I’ve decided to issue the following fatwah:

      “may the the commenter known as “proud liberal 85392″ soon come upon lakes of expensive yet free wine, whilst being pursued by armies of highly beautiful and aggressive women … inshallah” :)

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