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Shane Doan’s free agency tour stops in Philly today

Jul 21, 2012, 12:34 PM EDT

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Free agent Coyotes captain Shane Doan is taking full advantage of being on the east coast. While he was in New York City to take part in labor negotiations, he managed to stop by and visit with the New York Rangers yesterday. Today, he’s taking in Philadelphia according to John Gambadoro of 620 KTAR in Phoenix.

Doan is making sure to fully examine his opportunities as a free agent even in spite of reports saying he wants to stay with the Coyotes. Of course, the ownership situation in Phoenix is making things uncomfortable for the 35 year-old veteran whose spent his entire career with that organization.

It’s no secret the Flyers are being aggressive this summer as they reportedly tossed a $110 million offer to Zach Parise but after he signed with the Wild, they turned around and signed Shea Weber to an offer sheet for that same money. The Predators are still mulling over whether or not to match that offer. Chances are if the Flyers do wind up signing Weber, they can forget about signing Doan.

  1. nspatriot - Jul 21, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    This is the spot to be Shane.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jul 21, 2012 at 8:02 PM

      The Flyers use to bully teams through intimidation now they bully teams financially ! I like it !

  2. rhornsburg - Jul 21, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    The Flyers’ ace in the hole for this visit is Danny Briere. He’s very good friends with Doan from their time together in Phoenix, and Briere can tell Doan all about raising a family in the Philadelphia area, which seems to be a big aspect of Doan’s decision.

    If the Flyers and Preds agree to a “Gratton trade” scenario that sends Voracek + a defenseman back to Nashville, then the Flyers would have a need and some cap space to fit Doan, although I still can’t imagine him leaving Phoenix.

    • phillyphever - Jul 21, 2012 at 1:26 PM

      I rather just give Nashville the 4 #1s. Face it, no one in the draft the next 4 years is gonna equal Weber right now.

    • theawesomersfranchise - Jul 21, 2012 at 2:03 PM

      Briere isn’t giving anybody advice about raising a family.

      • flyersphaithful48 - Jul 21, 2012 at 5:41 PM

        Really dude? Why do you insist on jumping on threads as trashing people and players.

        You’re a scumbag with 0 hockey knowledge based on all your other threads.

        Keep bashing people… Real mature.

      • theawesomersfranchise - Jul 21, 2012 at 6:32 PM

        Ummm Danny Briere cheated on his mother of his three sons Sylvie with Pornstar Gina Lynn.
        And also pulled a Brett Favre sending her pictures of his junk….

        Don’t be mad
        Just stop being an ignoramus

  3. jacketsfan7 - Jul 21, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Plz don’t go to Philly , I don’t care If u go anywhere ales but don’t go to Philly plz

    • melonheadsdaddy - Jul 21, 2012 at 2:37 PM

      Jealousy is a stinky cologne my friend.

  4. steelers4385 - Jul 21, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Yes! Signing doan will help that thing you call a goaile play better!!

    • kingfooj - Jul 21, 2012 at 1:46 PM

      oh yeah! clever point. i wonder if doan was on the boat that gave bryz a hard time in phoenix Or if he was on the other side of the arguments. which ever it is, this would be interesting to see how that dynamic plays out

      • wisbadgers - Jul 21, 2012 at 7:01 PM

        Doan and Bryz had an icy relationship in Phx. Not sure if that would factor into a decision or not but let’s just say they won’t be having dinner together anytime soon.

    • ct14flyers - Jul 21, 2012 at 2:10 PM

      Still upset about the playoffs?

    • redux12 - Jul 21, 2012 at 5:41 PM

      Bryz was our best player in the Jersey series, and the same can’t be said about your goalie in the series against us. Worry about the problems in your own house before making fun of ours.

  5. mclovinhockey - Jul 21, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    I’d rather have voracek over Doan…much younger with lots of potential..
    Both are great 2-way guys but ace will be cheaper and its not a +35 so could be a smarter move.

    If we try to Gratton with the preds ace alone is worth more than 2 of our picks back…. Maybe even it be 2 of their picks… : )

    • mojosmagic - Jul 21, 2012 at 8:47 PM

      If you want a Cup now you go for Doan.

  6. lloydpricessister - Jul 21, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    i hope philthy gets weber so bad so soup can sid and pringles can geno make him look like the overrated punk he really is. STAY PHILTHY. @SoupCanArmy

    • melonheadsdaddy - Jul 21, 2012 at 3:24 PM

      See above “jealousy/cologne” comment…

    • flyersphaithful48 - Jul 21, 2012 at 5:51 PM

      Geno got shut down by a 19 year old and Crosby laid out a few times by another rookie and a small ginger lol… Just saying weber is definitely not overrated.

  7. davidsmj22 - Jul 21, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    Didn’t think it was possible for the penguins to get more annoying but this whole soup can army thing proved me wrong.

    • mojosmagic - Jul 21, 2012 at 8:45 PM

      Weber will erase Crosby every time he enters the offensive zone.That’s why they are signing him.

  8. lloydpricessister - Jul 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    see 1975. and david.. dont fight the urge anymore. join the thickest and most successful army in the world @SoupCanArmy. dont be jealous of our girthy savior soup can sid. join the revolution people

  9. dannythebisforbeast - Jul 21, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    Sounds pretty gay.

  10. mclovinhockey - Jul 21, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    As much as I don’t see Doan being a flyer if weber becomes one. You have to think of a few things.
    What if Doan is cup hungary? He sees how bad this franchise wants a cup, he sees there is a ton of talent here, he knows he would get a shot to play with one of the best players in the world.

    It would be a smart move if you want to win.
    Plus I am sure Philly would give a great signing bonus just in case of a lock out like they did to weber.

    I don’t see it happening but I would not be shocked if it does.

    Oh and if he does have a quarrel with Bryz I doubt he would have wasted a day stopping here anyway.

    • wisbadgers - Jul 21, 2012 at 7:05 PM

      Uhm, it’s called leverage. The player visits a ton of cities and then floats out the idea that he’s really interested in two of the cities he visited and it raises his price. It also puts Phoenix on notice to sweeten their deal, even though everyone knows he probably won’t leave.

      Just cause he dislikes Bryz doesn’t stop him from working the leverage for a new contract in his direction.

      • mojosmagic - Jul 21, 2012 at 8:42 PM

        He doesn’t need to visit Philly for leverage. More then half the teams in the league are interested in signing Doan.

  11. mclovinhockey - Jul 21, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    Damn it…. Another thread ruined by the canned army which is 1 idiot with 30 names.

  12. sjsharks66 - Jul 21, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    I’d rather see him go to the rangers.

  13. jnealsmanmeat - Jul 21, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    Listen everyone, denying the power of @soupcanarmy will make u look foolish. Dont embarrass urselves any longer and join the revolution. SCA

  14. mojosmagic - Jul 21, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Only an idiot would post stuff about Briere he knows nothing about . A punk loser who post lies for fun. Briere is divorced, and has two boys who live full time with him in the suburbs of Philadelphia called Cherry Hill. Quietly. Now go away little man.

    • wisbadgers - Jul 22, 2012 at 12:14 AM

      Is that Don Cherry Hill cause that would be freakin’ awesome. All the streets are painted in plaid. Say it’s real. DON CHERRY HILL. Man, that sounds close to Heaven.

  15. phillyfan97 - Jul 21, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Voracek in the near future > Doan

  16. malkinrulez - Jul 21, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    And no cups! I like it! Worked well for the eagles!

  17. lloydpricessister - Jul 21, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    crosby will flash his girthy member in webers face and erase his memory like men in black. @SoupCanArmy

  18. jnealsmanmeat - Jul 21, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    Old Doan will need a back pill after soup can b!tch slaps him across the face with his thick stick and makes him join @soupcanarmy. Join the Twitter Revolution @soupcanarmy

  19. desertfan - Jul 21, 2012 at 11:29 PM


    There is no PHOENIX.

  20. philly4lyfe - Jul 21, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    Wow kid. You really need to get a life or a job.

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