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Report: Rangers “in the hunt” for Shane Doan

Jul 4, 2012, 11:32 AM EDT

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Big news out of Manhattan today from the New York Post’s Larry Brooks — according to his sources, the Rangers are believed to be angling for the services of Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan.

Brooks also spoke with Terry Bross, Doan’s agent, who suggested there’s something going on with the Blueshirts.

“Shane wants to be forthright and honest with clubs that have contacted us, and so we’ve let these clubs know whether there is mutual interest,” Bross told The Post on Tuesday. “I don’t want to be specific about what teams those are, but there are no restrictions against negotiating with teams in the East…or the one in Manhattan.”

Yesterday, the Rangers inked Taylor Pyatt to a two-year, $3.1 million deal — significant in this context, as Pyatt and Doan were Coyotes teammates for the last three seasons.

Bross has publicly stated Doan, 36, won’t sign anywhere until a clearer picture emerges regarding Phoenix’s future. The situation regarding a lease between the city of Glendale and prospective owner Greg Jamison will be decided next week, with July 9th being the (unofficial) earliest date the veteran winger will start his decision-making process.

Doan is coming off a five-year, $22.75 million contract that carried an annual cap hit of $4.55 million. According to, the Rangers have roughly $15 million in available cap space.

  1. freneticgarfieldfan - Jul 4, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    “according to sources” – oh common, please don’t sink to Eklund level

    • Mike Halford - Jul 4, 2012 at 11:58 AM

      Sorry, that was supposed to reflect The Post’s sources. Not ours. Copy change has been made.

  2. hockeyd40 - Jul 4, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Doan, $crew the rangers and come to Philadelphia where your hard work and dedication is actually values.

    • t16rich - Jul 4, 2012 at 11:53 AM

      Yeah, just ask Mike Richards how much the Flyers value hard working grit. They valued it so much that they accuse him of being a drunk publicly, then trade him and follow it all up by replacing his salary with an idiot like Bryz’s salary.

  3. thenewraoulduke - Jul 4, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Doaner, like the Coyotes, will be staying in Phoenix

  4. icelovinbrotha215 - Jul 4, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    I’d be surprised if he left Phoenix. That being said, it would be a solid pickup for the BlueShirts if they could pick him up. I like Mr. Doan. A God-fearing man who plays the game with grit and skill.

  5. capsfan36 - Jul 4, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    I’d personally love to see him in a caps uniform next year. GMGM knows he has a huge hole on the right side of their roster. I can see it now, Nicky and Ovi on line one Ribiero and Doan On line two. Would be a great 1 2 punch that this offense needs

  6. parisepeesonmypenispouch - Jul 4, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    philthadelphia is the last place anyone wants to go. get over it and stay thick. SCA

    • t16rich - Jul 4, 2012 at 12:20 PM

      Hahahahaha. I know it’s a bit long and got awful effects added to it, but if you dislike Philly sports and their fans, this is a must watch. Bill Burr turns his stand-up routine into 12 minutes of Philly directed hate.

    • cindysoupforbrainscrosby - Jul 4, 2012 at 1:18 PM


  7. kcredneck - Jul 4, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    Is it NASH,DOAN, who else?

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