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Report: Shane Doan might take “a week or more” to make decision

Jul 13, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT

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This might be an oversimplification, but there are two basic ways to look at the drawn-out free agent process with Shane Doan. Some will groan as they want an answer as soon as possible (this group probably hates the whole “speculation” thing). Others might appreciate the extended distraction from totally realizing that we’re approaching the dog days of hockey summer. Either way, it doesn’t appear that we’ll get an answer too soon.

Doan’s agent already took July 16 “off the table” but it might take quite a bit longer. Helene St. James reports that “no decision is imminent” and that Doan could take a week or more to make his choice.

Teams like the Detroit Red Wings (and whoever his $30-plus-million admirer in the East might be) are probably getting a little restless. Still, it makes sense that Doan is taking his time. He’s made no secret that he’d ideally prefer to stick with the Phoenix Coyotes, whose sale situation seems to be stuck in legal quicksand. It’s also worth noting that he’s only played for that franchise, so making a big decision would require considering many factors.

Either way, we might not get an answer until next weekend – or maybe later. Feel free to vent your frustrations or lend your support in the comments.

  1. Eberwizzle - Jul 13, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    I wanted Doan until I saw the offer of 30 million….save it for next years free agents

  2. kingfooj - Jul 13, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    this guy likes taking his time

  3. atwatercrushesokoye - Jul 13, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    Doan should be sprinting as fast as he can to get that $30 million deal before the other GM’s and the team owner label whichever GM offered that contract an idiot not deserving of his job and he rescinds it.

    *still awaiting an apology from wisbadgers for his attempt to label me a Chiefs fan*

  4. xaf605 - Jul 13, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Who cares what he does im sick of all the speculation !

  5. andyb02 - Jul 14, 2012 at 12:54 AM

    A team that isn’t even at the cap floor is probably the one to offer him 30 million. If that’s the case, I can’t imagine he would want to sign with a low talented team.

  6. bleedingteal4life - Jul 14, 2012 at 3:03 AM

    Anyone who has that kind of money to throw around can’t have much of a team to begin with.

  7. jacketsfan7 - Jul 14, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Honestly I’m glad he’s taking his time , he wants to pick the right team

  8. ocramfan22 - Jul 14, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    Come to the Kings Shane! All is forgiven & forgotten! That would surely make LA the favorite to repeat!

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