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Doan’s agent: “We are still hoping this thing in Phoenix is going to work out.”

Jul 18, 2012, 7:40 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.
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Almost every team would love to have Shane Doan, but as Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported, Doan is still interested in re-signing with the Phoenix Coyotes.

“We are still hoping this thing in Phoenix is going to work out,” Doan’s agent, Terry Bross said.

It’s believed that Doan has been waiting to get a better idea of how the Coyotes’ ongoing efforts to get an owner will play out. Coyotes GM Don Maloney said that he still engages in “regular communication” with the Doan camp, but it “may be weeks” until a contract gets signed.

Still, based on the information Yohe got from Bross, it does seem like the process is moving forward.

“We plan to narrow it to 4-6 teams by the weekend,” Bross said.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are on the long list of teams that would like to add Doan, but Bross said it “would be premature to say Pittsburgh is definitely a possibility.”

In addition to Pittsburgh, the Detroit Red Wings, Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues, and Chicago Blackhawks are among the teams that might end up on Doan’s shortlist.

  1. katolungile - Jul 18, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Love the Doaner….

  2. rockthered1286 - Jul 18, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    So here’s what will happen: Doan will drag this out and teams will be forced to explore other options and tie up their open cap space reserved for Doan. As a result Doan will have no other option than to stay a Yote regardless of their situation.

    Personally I wouldn’t want a guy who’s head isn’t where it needs to be. He won’t be focused 100% unless he is happy where he lives and plays.

  3. jimw81 - Jul 19, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    610wysp, philly sports station, reported flyers offer doan a contract.

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