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Doan’s agent says July 16 deadline is “off the table”

Jul 12, 2012, 2:16 PM EDT

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First, Shane Doan’s deadline to listen to contract offers was July 9.

Then, it was July 16.

And now?

It’s simple — there is no deadline.

“There is no relevance to the July 16th date for us,” Doan’s agent, Terry Bross, told USA Today. “That’s off the table.”

A handful of teams have already presented formal offers to the Coyotes’ 35-year-old captain and unrestricted free agent. Three of those teams are reportedly the Kings, Sharks and Canucks.

Of course, Doan’s first choice has always been to stay put, and Glendale’s dismissal of two voter initiatives that could’ve scuttled the sale of the club to Greg Jamison may convince him to sign with the Coyotes.

However, at this point, it’s unlikely anyone can give Doan a guarantee the Coyotes will be in the desert for the rest of his career. And given he doesn’t want to sign a one-year deal to kick the can down the road until next summer, well, he’s got a tough decision to make.

  1. t16rich - Jul 12, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Who cares. Maybe this will inspire people to quit refreshing their internet every 5 minutes and quit complaining when a guy doesn’t sign soon enough for their liking. Shane Doan, you are getting old and so is caring about where you sign.

    • sheckyrimshot - Jul 12, 2012 at 3:14 PM

      and yet here you are, first to comment, five minutes after the story breaks…

      • t16rich - Jul 12, 2012 at 4:07 PM

        Touche

      • silversun60 - Jul 12, 2012 at 4:08 PM

        Zing!

  2. sjsharks66 - Jul 12, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    He should just come to the sharks. With him in the line up and the new assistants the sharks have a good shot at making it far in the playoffs. Maybe to the finals. Depends what Doug Wilson does with the 3rd line.

  3. sjtorpitt - Jul 12, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    The prediction is clowe-desjardins-wingels

  4. kitshky - Jul 12, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    I just can’t see there being any confidence that the Coyotes are going to be there for the rest of Doans career …whatever happens this year. So I still gotta think Doans outa the desert within the next couple weeks.

  5. sergio408 - Jul 12, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    If he signs with the Sharks we can say bye to Clowe & D. Murray.

  6. wingsfan40 - Jul 12, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    doan better go to wings but wings need defense as well come on now ma wings need to sign shea weber for some pics or get a strong d man for a trade trade ericson and some pics

  7. pgpcbuild - Jul 12, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Shane Doan is going to be a Canuck.
    I know it.

    4 years as a Canuck. Coyotes won’t even be a team for 4 years and that is the downfall.

    • copman40 - Jul 13, 2012 at 4:38 PM

      Think again. the Buffalo Sabres 4yrs at $30million

  8. sjsharks66 - Jul 12, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Why would the sharks lose clowe? If we can get rid of handzus we have enough space. Murray is a possible departure though. Since we have enough D men. Might ship out Murray and resign white for cheap for a back up.

  9. jacketsfan7 - Jul 12, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    Join the pens , you can play right along with sid

    • wisbadgers - Jul 12, 2012 at 11:31 PM

      Why would playing alongside an over-rated crybaby be motivation to sign with the Pens. Hell, he’s not even the best player on his team.
      STRIKE 1…keep trying!!!

      • crosberries - Jul 12, 2012 at 11:54 PM

        Please, Crosby could turn you into a 40 goal scorer

  10. dannythebisforbeast - Jul 12, 2012 at 11:36 PM

    Trade him for Dwight Howard

  11. bleedingteal4life - Jul 13, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Sjsharks66, that is a great idea, but here’s the thing. No one wants handzus. He’s old and getting older, plus his assortment of injuries over the past few years.

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