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Turns out Doan talked to prospective Phoenix owner Jamison after all

Jul 30, 2012, 9:45 PM EDT

GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 27: Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes warms up before Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Nashville Predators during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Arena on April 27, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Getty Images

According to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic, Coyotes captain Shane Doan did speak with prospective Phoenix owner Greg Jamison this weekend — their conversation just occurred on Saturday, rather than Friday.

There’s no word how the conversation went or if Doan and his agent, Terry Bross, received any information that would lead them closer to re-signing in Phoenix or begin negotiations with another team.

McLellan reports Doan’s “attracted the attention of 16 teams” and that six of them have already made offers for his services.

Things are equally mum out of Jamison’s camp regarding timeline for a purchase deal to be completed.

Here’s more from the Globe and Mail’s David Shoalts regarding Monday’s court hearing about a petition to put a sales-tax increase on the November ballot (Glendale municipal election):

Maricopa County Superior Court judge Robert Oberbillig sided with the city in rejecting a petition from a local business group that sought to put a local sales-tax increase on the ballot for November’s municipal election. The judge ruled the wording on the petition was not accurate and did not meet Glendale’s rules.

The business group can appeal the decision to the Arizona Supreme Court but there was no immediate word on its plans.

The failure of the petition removes a major obstacle to the purchase of the Coyotes from the NHL by former San Jose Sharks president Greg Jamison.

Of course, there’s also that report claiming Jamison is $20 million short of purchasing the Coyotes.

  1. moturnovers24 - Jul 30, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    Lol Doan just come to nyr and win the cup

  2. theawesomersfranchise - Jul 30, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    “Hey Shane, can ya lend me 20 million?”

  3. chazxcore - Jul 31, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    I know Doan is a loyal guy. I get that and support that. I just dont understand, especially at his age, why he would want to end his career in a city that is not a hockey town and the franchise is in the toilet. He has a chance to win with a number of teams that are in hockey towns and could win a cup with his help.

    • hasekneverretires - Jul 31, 2012 at 10:12 PM

      “Franchise is in the toilet’?

      Uhm, how far did the Red Wings go in the playoffs last year? I remember seeing a team in the Western Conference Finals wearing red and white. Oh yeah, that’s that toilet franchise, the Coyotes!!!!

  4. lostpuppysyndrome - Jul 31, 2012 at 1:58 AM

    So in reality, Jamison will need to find $50mil for the team and Doan’s current asking price, assuming Doan doesn’t give Jamison some sort of discount.

  5. ethanmacleod - Jul 31, 2012 at 8:15 AM

    I want him to go to SJ, but bets say he goes NYR!

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