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Report: Doan wants four years, $30 million if he leaves Phoenix

Jul 27, 2012, 2:38 PM EDT


According to David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail, longtime Coyotes captain Shane Doan wants a lot of money if he leaves the desert.

Shoalts’ source claims Doan is looking for $30 million over four years — $7.5 million annually — should he not re-sign with Phoenix.

The same source also predicted a team would “cough up a four-year deal in the $7-m range” for the 35-year-old, a significant price considering Doan’s last deal was a five-year contract that paid $4.55 million annually.

It’s obvious Doan’s summer-long tease has played a part in this asking price. A number of interested suitors emerged throughout the offseason, with one mystery Eastern Conference team reportedly offering a four-year, $30 million deal back in mid-July, even though Doan (at the time) had stated a preference to stay out West.

Since then, reports have claimed that Pittsburgh’s made an offer and that Doan’s visited with both the Rangers and Flyers (see here and here.) The Canucks are still rumored to be interested and, of course, there’s still the possibility of Doan sticking with the Coyotes.

That part of the drama will unfold further on Friday,when Doan meets with prospective Coyotes owner Greg Jamison about the future of the club.

So, do the math. A number of suitors + Rick Nash being traded + Alex Semin signing for $7 million + quiet on the Bobby Ryan front = significant demand for Doan.

Thus explaining his significant monetary demands.

  1. 950003cups - Jul 27, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    For a +35 contract? That’s balls!!!

  2. dasportsninja - Jul 27, 2012 at 2:46 PM


    • elemeno89 - Jul 27, 2012 at 5:28 PM

      Coming from a fellow sabers fan, um, why?

  3. porkchopexpress1969 - Jul 27, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Ah….no thanks….

  4. hockinj25 - Jul 27, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Way too much for him.

  5. babar61 - Jul 27, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    I really like doan as a player but seriously?

  6. sjsharks66 - Jul 27, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    I would put money that he will go to the flyers.

    • elvispocomo - Jul 27, 2012 at 3:22 PM

      Well, they have to get something right this offseason.

    • elvispocomo - Jul 27, 2012 at 3:28 PM

      They’ve missed out on Suter, Parise, Weber and Nash, lost Jagr, Carle and Bobrovski, traded JVR for Luke Schenn (at least that’s a one for one), but they haven’t really improved. It’s a good thing they’re actually not that bad to begin with, but they still need some help.

      They’ll have to find it somewhere.

      • icdogg - Jul 27, 2012 at 10:10 PM

        Sometimes the best moves are the ones you don’t make.

      • elvispocomo - Jul 30, 2012 at 8:11 PM

        That wouldn’t be an issue if they weren’t actively involved in trying to get all of the big names and yet hadn’t replaced any of the depth they lost.

  7. ravenscaps48 - Jul 27, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    He’s Crazy!

  8. nobandwagoners - Jul 27, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    That is a hefty premium to acquire Doan and, IMO, a bit too much. It might be reasonable to pay him that much for, say, 2 years, but paying $7.5m when he’s 39 – mmm, that’s asking a lot.

    But some GM will take the risk hoping to make a splash and hoping dearly that Doan continues to remain healthy and able to keep his fitness level high enough to still perform as a legit power forward. For $7.5m, that is first line money. The GM better be sure Doan could still perform as a top 3 power forward or its throwing money away.

  9. ucaneverscorenoughgoals - Jul 27, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    I could make a dozen sarcastic comments but c’mon Shane. Lets just forget about the fact you’re 35, you haven’t scored 30 goals in three years AND CBA NEGOTIATIONS ARE ALMOST CERTAIN TO LOWER THE CAP.

    7.5 Million may be what the market will bear but the contenders are crazy if they spend that. Stay in Pheonix, play to 13,000 people and finish without a cup. At least your loyalty won’t be questioned.

  10. atwatercrushesokoye - Jul 27, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Serious question, was he even worth $7.5 million per year in his prime? In his career he’s been a good to very good player, but he’s never someone I’ve ever thought of as being elite. Not to harp too much on stats but he’s put up more than 30 goals just twice in his career and more than 70 points also twice, but it’s been 3 full seasons since he reached either of those milestones. Based on his past 3 year average hes a 20 goal 55 point guy, given his age and the law of diminishing returns I’d say a 2 year $10 million (total) contract would be more than fair.

    If any team gives him 4 years $30 million their GM should be fired on the spot.

    • elvispocomo - Jul 27, 2012 at 3:25 PM

      But the intangibles – the intangibles!

      Yeah, no way he’s worth that unless it’s a team that he isn’t quite interested going trying to pay the buy now price. The teams he has an actual interest in before even considering contract should be able to get him for less, but how much does he consider less compared to what they consider less?

  11. capesouth - Jul 27, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    Whatever…good for him. He’ll make bank and sign with a contender.

    • nyrangersnation - Jul 29, 2012 at 10:22 AM

      No contender will give him a 7.5M cap hit because most contenders can’t afford that. The team that gives him that would be a team looking to add veteran leadership to a young team and looking to show the big markets they can afford big players. I would say the best place for that is Edmonton. Most teams that are contenders are not going to pay a 38 and 39 year old 7.2M cap hit. Nashville could’ve done it but I think Weber’s offer sheet probably costed them too much money. The Capitals could use him since Doan is gone but again, the cap hit hamstrings them. You don’t want a 7.2M cap hit for a guy like him as a contender because it could limit you from putting your team over the top in terms of signing or trading for that missing piece. Especially when most contenders have about 5 guys (give or take 2 or 3) that will be up for renegotiations within 4 years and who will get some paydays.

      • capesouth - Jul 29, 2012 at 12:38 PM

        The Rangers can afford him and are rumored to be in heavily on him. I can see them being a front runner for Doan if he leaves PHX. Some teams may feel he IS the ‘missing piece’. He is also not going to agree to go to a non-contender at his age. He will want to win right now.

  12. bhawksrule - Jul 27, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Shane Doan, the 35+ year old slow ass wants $7.5/mill a year?
    Waiting this long will bite him in the ass, Shane you aren’t that good.

  13. steelcity333 - Jul 27, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    I like Doan but as a Pens fan I don’t want them to pay that much for him. If he doesn’t stay in Phoenix then only Philly is desperate enough to sign him to that kind of deal.

    • mattj2524 - Jul 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

      Are you serious steelcity? Philly lost Carle and added Schenn – all that means is they just got bigger, tougher and more physical on the blue line. As for Jagr and Jimmy Van – people in Dallas are going to see really fast exactly how much of that point-per-game pace Jagr had last year was due to being on a line with Claude. And Van Riemsdyk barely played last year – so while he might be a loss of talent, it won’t be noticed because he was barely out there last year.

      As a Pens fan – be a big boy, and stop taking passive aggressive shots at the Flyers.

      Instead, lets talk about how you plan to beat the Flyers @ the Consol Energy Center next year. Cause you haven’t been able to do that yet…

      • killerpgh - Jul 27, 2012 at 5:04 PM

        That is a stupid comment. The Penguins won game 5 at home against the Flyers.

      • steelcity333 - Jul 27, 2012 at 5:15 PM

        Actually it wasn’t a shot a Philly at all. It seems like they are in on every big time free agent, that’s all I meant. It’s not my fault that every Flyer and their fans only care about beating the Pens and not about winning the Cup. Maybe if they weren’t like that they would actually have a shot a winning every year.

      • flyers0116 - Jul 28, 2012 at 12:44 PM

        killerpgh, you are saying it is stupid because they won 1 whole game (by 1 goal) at home against the Flyers? That is embarrassing that you even brought that up.

        Steelcity333, last I checked the Flyers have been in more playoffs and more playoff series wins. Flyers missed the playoffs only 8 times. The Penguins have missed over double that with 17. Flyers have 43 playoff series wins as opposed to the Penguins 28. It seems that the Flyers are the more consistent thrat in the playoffs than your puny penguins

  14. mattj2524 - Jul 27, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    No he won’t. He’ll sign a contract with Phoenix over the weekend once he’s met with Jamison and is convinced that the franchise isn’t moving in the next 4 years. And Bettman will make sure the sale goes through.

    Ahhh, it’s good to be king. And commissioner. And own the Coyotes.

  15. qauzaq - Jul 27, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    Hah! 7.5! What a joke!

  16. gaborik104life - Jul 27, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    I want to be king of North America, better at swimming than phelps, own a jet, a mansion, and own the playboy empire along with many other things. My point being

    What he wants and what he’ll get depends on the team hes willing to go to. For him going to a contender means taking a cut or getting around the same he was in PHX. He can get that money it’s just he won’t be getting any hardware to go with it or his name etched into anything other than the jersey of the team he joins.

    • kitshky - Jul 28, 2012 at 2:49 AM

      That was kinda my comment from the start … there’s a lot I want (Mila Kunis to start) but that don’t mean I’m gonna get it.

      As much as I’d love to have him on my team, and ya this off seasons been right nuts …I’d still like to think theres no GM that’ll pay that much for a lumbering 35+ forward. (aaaannd we all know one of em will)

  17. lostpuppysyndrome - Jul 27, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    …aaaaand that’s why Detroit dropped out. $7.5mil, and that’s just the cap hit, which means he’ll probably get more this season than in the 4th. Just outrageous.

  18. sergio408 - Jul 27, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    I wouldn’t give Doan more than a 2 yr 10 million contract offer.

  19. scaarepittschamberofcommerce - Jul 27, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Aaaaaand Shane Doan has managed to make himself look like an unattractive pick up now.

  20. chaseutley - Jul 27, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Enjoy the ‘dry’ heat, Shane.

  21. muir6 - Jul 27, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    If he wants 4 years gotta b less 5 per. After he signs for whatever he gets will be fun a week later same owner crying poverty

  22. earlcpeacock - Jul 27, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    flygirls fans are a bunch of soup can wannabes. be jealous losers

    • nyrangersnation - Jul 29, 2012 at 10:29 AM

      Who the hell are the Soup Cans!? What a stupid name for team. Why is Crosby called Soup Can Sid and the Penguins called the Soup Can Army!? It’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.

  23. handsofsweed - Jul 27, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    What, no penis, mom’s vagina, or semen-related comments on this thread yet?

  24. canuckinamerica - Jul 27, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Well, that will keep him in Phoenix. Playing before 6734 fans a game.

  25. mojosmagic - Jul 27, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Pittsburg is the only team ignorant enough to do that and they are the only one to have already have made him an offer.

  26. 950003cups - Jul 27, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    $30,000,000 for Shane Done? I guess retirement is an option. If he gets that money from Phoenix they may as well close up shop and move to Seattle, not before shooting Don Maloney for signing that contract.

    Seriously, any GM who gives him that contract should be executed.

  27. dbarnes79 - Jul 27, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    Good player and leader but sorry not worth anywhere near 7.5 mil per.

  28. navzgm - Jul 27, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    Sorry he’s asking for WAY too much. Does he have any russian ancestry by chance?

  29. phillyphan83 - Jul 28, 2012 at 5:29 AM

    steelcity…don’t flatter yourself

  30. cosmoandmelovepens - Jul 28, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Oh Jesus, ray shero better not have have given him that offer, but the penguins are 1 top 6 forward away than having a better offense than last year, before stall left.

  31. matto8929 - Jul 28, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    lol he’s so funny! its arguable if Done has anything left in the tank right noe let alone 4 years from now.

  32. rgotoguy - Jul 28, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    This guy is INSANE! $30 million dollars for four years! He is far from an elite player, he is a power forward that is incredibly over rated. Not to mention he is what 35 years old?? He was not and never will be a 7+ mill a year player.

  33. xjokerz - Jul 29, 2012 at 5:52 AM

    Damn. I wonder where doan gets his weed from

  34. pariseinminnesotabichez - Jul 30, 2012 at 12:22 AM

    Doesnt matter Wild have the Cup next year anyways…

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