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Report: Flyers among the teams that want Shane Doan

Jul 8, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT

Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes looks on before taking on the Los Angeles Kings in Game Five of the Western Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Arena on May 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.
(May 21, 2012 - Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

As we previously reported, there are eleven teams interested in courting Shane Doan on Monday. Doan has of course been an unrestricted free agent for a week now, but he wanted to keep his options open until at least July 9 get a better indication of the Coyotes ownership situation.

He might still end up with the Coyotes, but if he does decide to move on, then the Flyers are among the teams that would love to sign him, according to Philadelphia Inquirer beat writer Sam Carchidi’s sources.

The Philadelphia Flyers have lost Jaromir Jagr as an unrestricted free agent and they traded away James van Riemsdyk. At the same time, they have several young forwards that are capable of playing bigger roles in 2012-13, so they aren’t in urgent need of another top-six winger.

Still, for a franchise that wants to win now, adding Shane Doan would be a big victory.


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  1. mclovinhockey - Jul 8, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    There’s a shocker. Doan could teach Giroux a lot about leadership. Would be a great teammate

    • letangusespertplus - Jul 9, 2012 at 6:54 AM

      you mean leadership isn’t elbowing people in the back of the heads after throwing a hissy fit to the ref? who knew?

      • flyers23 - Jul 9, 2012 at 11:27 PM

        I’m assuming that you are a penguins fan by your name. I don’t know how you can disrespect Giroux for an inadvertent headshot when James Neal was running around throwing elbows at Flyers all over the ice… Not to mention Crosby acting like a little girl on the ice

      • hockeyfan1956 - Jul 11, 2012 at 3:00 AM

        You my friend are ARS. It is one thing being fan of your team and hate other teams players – I’m all for it. But to make comments that are embarrassing even for Penguins fans – it just dumb

      • mclovinhockey - Jul 11, 2012 at 11:28 AM

        Still, better than slew footing people, diving and crying about hats being thrown on an ice during a hat trick.

        Look, I am unbiased against Sid. Even made a video called crosby VS Crysby on YouTube. Look it up.

  2. mclovinhockey - Jul 8, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    If Philly doesnt get Doan it makes way for voracek to show his top line potential. The guy will be a stud one day.

    • andyb02 - Jul 9, 2012 at 11:40 PM

      One can hope. 18 goals on the 3rd line last year is pretty good. I still think Couturier will be better. He will be a 30-40 goal scorer in the next 3 years.

  3. eyeh8goodell - Jul 8, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    And then they’ll trade Voracek away in 2 seasons……and still with no Cups since the Gerald Ford administration to speak of. Carter and Richards are pointing and laughing at Philly. And so is everybody else.

  4. sjsharks66 - Jul 8, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    What a shock! We already knew this! Put out an article when either Doan or Nash sign.

  5. dkphilly1122 - Jul 8, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    Gotta love the Flyer haters. They “hate” the Flyers, yet have the time to read the article and write a response to hate. Probably a typical Penguins fan. As a Flyer’s fan, I’d love Doan on the team like Mc said to help Giroux with the leadership and all. Now let the Pen’s fan have no life and “hate” some more because Homer has balls that Shero doesn’t to go hard after FA’s.

    • crosberries - Jul 8, 2012 at 8:27 PM

      Haha you’re a moron I’ve never seen flyers fans write on pens articles either. Unlike homer who goes after any and every free agent shero looks for the right fit. Exactly the reason we won in 2009 because of the help from trades not that you guys would know anything about that.

      • mclovinhockey - Jul 8, 2012 at 8:34 PM

        get a guy for cash, get a guy for cash and give up good players…. ummmmmmmmm

        Pitt won because MAF stood on his head and Malkin showed that he can be a beast… not because of trades

      • crosberries - Jul 8, 2012 at 9:41 PM

        Didn’t know two players can win a cup were set for years then

      • flyersgoalscoredby88 - Jul 8, 2012 at 11:36 PM

        Fleury had a .908 save percentage when they won the Cup, and that would have been a lot worse had it not been for the Carolina series. He didn’t stand on his head, and really hasn’t been even average since the 2007 postseason. He made one save, granted it was a huge one, against Lidstrom. Let’s not act like Fleury is why the Pens one that year. They won because they had a great team in front of below average goaltending.

  6. drummerdave20 - Jul 8, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    penguins suck. remember when Crosby got leveled by giroux?! crosbys one hit away from
    retirement. have fun dealing w that long contract. suck a dick. that’s all I gotta say.

    • sportsfreak13 - Jul 8, 2012 at 8:44 PM

      “Flyers suck. remember when the pens eliminated the flyer in route to the cup and Talbot shushed your crowd. Giroux is 1 teammates knee away from retirement. Have fun with bryz and prongers contract. That’s all i gotta say.” There I edited your comment for you but it still came out childish.

      • mclovinhockey - Jul 8, 2012 at 8:52 PM

        prongers contract is just going to be pronger on LTIR for a while…. not a big deal…. Bryz will either start playing a lot better and earn his money, or get shipped to Europe because he will get booed off the team. If philly really wants to get rid of Bryz they can…. just keep sitting him until he wants out…. pretty simple… still I have faith in Bryz, I think he is an overpaid goalie but he is still pretty good, just had a bad year

      • sportsfreak13 - Jul 8, 2012 at 8:57 PM

        so if Crosby had something happen to him he could just pull a pronger and go on the ltir so whats the big deal?

      • mclovinhockey - Jul 11, 2012 at 11:22 AM

        It’s not a big deal. Your team just won’t be able to use his 8.7 cap hit untill after the season starts. Now if he retires that something different. Then the team is screwed.

  7. respectsoupcansthickstick - Jul 8, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    yea philthy is going to win a cup adding a 40 yr old to the team lol. besides the fact that doan has self respect and doesnt want to tarnish his good name by going to a classless orginization where the crime rate is higher than drug dealers. get a clue

    • mclovinhockey - Jul 8, 2012 at 9:13 PM

      No one said they were going to win the cup, just said it would be a smart addition. Lets not forget how big of a role Jagr played last year, Lidstrom at 42, Recchi till he was 42…. and Doan is 35… if you want to talk hockey please show that you know SOMETHING about this sport. ANYTHING AT ALL!!!!

      • letangusespertplus - Jul 9, 2012 at 6:59 AM

        we know filthy isn’t thick.

    • flyersphaithful48 - Jul 9, 2012 at 8:00 AM

      Classless organization??? Did you not see your cheap shots and whining to the refs by Crosby getting calls overturned? Does the phrase “I don’t like them that’s why I did it” in regards to the CLASSLESS pushing of voraceks glove away. All the cheap shots that were given, which organization is really the classless one… The whole NHL world was laughing in your face and disgusted by the way the pens handled their loss.

      • drunkbro - Jul 9, 2012 at 8:55 AM

        I was at a regular season flyers game last year, and malkin was talking (trying to talk) to the official when Giroux skated by and tapped his stick out of his hand. I laughed pretty hard. I am not a Crosby lover but that is part of the game. After the whistle chirping and pushing and shoving is what makes hockey great, im tired of hearing about Crosby pushing voracek’s glove and fellow flyers fans calling it classless

      • flyersphaithful48 - Jul 9, 2012 at 2:14 PM

        If someone did it to crosby it would have been a delay of game penalty and or a fine…. He’s the NHLs child. Can’t deny that.

      • mclovinhockey - Jul 11, 2012 at 11:35 AM

        Just wanna say, Malkin speared coots twice last year. Exactly one month apart. I don’t think Malkin cares much for being classy… It’s a shame since I like the guy as a hockey player, even I’d he is on the pens. Gotta give credit where it’s due despite the logo on the front. Malkin was a beast last year. I always said he could beat out Sid, last year showed how much better he is when he get number 1 ice time. G isn’t a saint as well, but spearing (called hooks because spears would have lead to a suspension) is just weak.

  8. buffbaker1216 - Jul 8, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    No actually the penguins won in 09 after tanking for years and almost losing the franchise picking up 2 number 1 overall and 2 number 2 overall picks to luck out. Your fans are horse bleep.

    • letangusespertplus - Jul 9, 2012 at 7:02 AM

      by that logic the oilers are gonna win the cup! watch out buffbagwell1216

  9. respectsoupcansthickstick - Jul 8, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    prongers a big sissy. man up like soup can sid and get back in the game. i know not everyone can be as manly and macho as our nhls savior.. STAY GIRTHY

  10. emoney12 - Jul 8, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    The Flyers have been linked to every available player this off season and yet they don’t get any of them. We even have to read when a person doesn’t want to go to Philly, i.e. Nash. This is getting sad.

    • mclovinhockey - Jul 8, 2012 at 9:16 PM

      Nash wants to go to philly…. ryan wants to go to philly…. you meant to say Suter who only said “I WANT TO STAY IN THE WEST”. he DID NOT say he does not want to play in philly….
      funny thing is. the only players philly did sign so far had no post at all about them wanting to go there.

    • hockeyfan1956 - Jul 11, 2012 at 3:08 AM

      So were Penguinos, Rangers and Red Wings I guess it is sad for all of them

  11. emperorzero - Jul 8, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    If Shane Doan was a defenseman this would be interesting.

    • mclovinhockey - Jul 8, 2012 at 9:17 PM

      Doan is one of the best Defensive O out there… its a good way to improve D buy getting an O

      • emperorzero - Jul 9, 2012 at 2:14 PM

        Doan is a good defensive forward, but he’s not the second coming of Esa Tikkanen. Add the fewer minutes a forward plays compared to defenseman and it’s going to make Doan’s addition negligible (from a improving the D stand point).

  12. respectsoupcansthickstick - Jul 8, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    yea thats cus philthy sucks and nobody wants to play there and wear puke colored sweaters

  13. anarchist9027 - Jul 8, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    Philly could try to buy any player they can under the sun. It still doesn’t mean they can buy a cup

  14. suckitny - Jul 8, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    Pukeburgh colors

  15. hockeyfan28 - Jul 9, 2012 at 1:20 AM

    Gotta love the freakin Penguins fans I honestly think they take greater pleasure trashing the flyers then sticking for their own team haters gonna hate

  16. GenoPringles - Jul 9, 2012 at 7:25 AM

    If Doan us thick then he will be part of the Franchise. Love how Filthy’s GM tries to copy Make It Ray Shero. Good old Filthy the STD capitol of the world

  17. philly4lyfe - Jul 9, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    It’s getting so hard to take pens fans seriously when you got this kid on here with a higher username count than his IQ, especially when the extent of his hockey smarts only relates to his personal knowledge of male genitalia and he seems extremely proud of it for some reason.

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