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Report: Sharks amongst front-runners for Shane Doan

Aug 3, 2012, 4:48 PM EDT

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The world’s most interesting free agent has another suitor and they think they’re one of the better fits.

Kevin Kurz of reports the San Jose Sharks are among the front-runners for Coyotes captain and hotly pursued free agent Shane Doan.

According to the source, the Sharks, who are generally very tight-lipped about personnel decisions, have flown “under the radar” in their pursuit of Doan.

Doan has reportedly visited with the Rangers, Flyers, and Canucks in the last couple weeks and rumors about a four-year, $30 million dollar offer for him have circulated as well.

At 35 years-old, Doan getting an offer like that would mean his cap hit would stay on a team’s books until the end of the deal no matter what under the current CBA. Of course, his first option is to stay with the Coyotes but that is more up to Greg Jamison to close his deal to buy the team, something that’s come under a bit of scrutiny lately.

  1. terrypegula - Aug 3, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    This is getting old…

  2. braddavery - Aug 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    Come on, Doan. Come to the Sabres. We need you.

    • braddavery - Aug 4, 2012 at 4:23 AM

      Downvoted for wanting a good free agent to sign with my favorite team? lol Okay.

      • elemeno89 - Aug 4, 2012 at 8:39 AM

        It’s too much money at his age. We dnt need him at that price and if they want scoring for 7 mil, wait until next seasons ufa class… Plus I doubt he wants to coe to buffalo so theres that… That’s why you got down voted.

  3. sjsharks66 - Aug 3, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    If Doan expects that deal from the sharks he can go somewhere else.
    If Wilson gives him that deal he can also go somewhere else.

  4. fiddytucker - Aug 3, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    Greg Jamison promised us the moon, the stars, and all I see is Uranus.

  5. ndrick731 - Aug 3, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Getting a little sick of hearing about Doan. He is a good player that thinks the world revolves around him.

    • drmcsexy - Aug 3, 2012 at 6:23 PM

      What leads you to believe that he thinks the world revolves around him? He is player who wants to stay with the Coyotes but their ownership is in limbo. He also is trying to get the most money possible. Would you take less money just to appease fans and not string things out? No. You would attempt to get the most money humanly possible while accounting for less important factors such as location, chance of winning a championship ETC.

  6. sjtorpitt - Aug 3, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    He doesn’t think the world revolves around him, he’s just getting attention because he’s loyal to the team he’s been with forever and jeopardize giving them chances

  7. chazxcore - Aug 3, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    This is so boring now…He is an idiot if he sticks with the Coyotes. He has Stanley Cup contenders offering him contracts and he is waiting for an abomination of a franchise that no one wants to buy or can get the money to buy.

  8. freneticgarfieldfan - Aug 3, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    “You probably know full well that Shane Doan is still available, since his agent probably called you personally and told you.” – PuckDaddy nailed it a few days ago–nhl.html

  9. ryanrockzzz - Aug 3, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    I don’t see why a player would be an idiot just because he doesn’t sign when you want him too.
    It really won’t matter where he ends us, he’s 35, and he’s not like the “missing piece”…..

    • chazxcore - Aug 3, 2012 at 9:06 PM

      He isn’t an idiot because he isn’t signing anywhere yet, he is an idiot if he goes back to the Coyotes.

      You seriously don’t think he could be the missing piece on a contender? You are seriously mistaken. He isn’t the Doan of old but he is one of best leaders in the NHL and he can still put up 50 points on the Coyotes, think what he could do on The Flyers, Rangers, Penguins, Canucks, Red Wings or Kings (and others). He could easily do 50+ points over the next few years. With his leadership and point ability, he could very well be a HUGE missing piece to a number of franchises.

  10. bcjim - Aug 3, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    Anyone giving this grandpa 4×7.5 is basically lighting money on fire.

    3×6 is my guess, and that will be too much.

    • atwatercrushesokoye - Aug 3, 2012 at 9:03 PM

      2×5 is way more than fair considering his age and his likely diminishing production, plus the fact that hes never really been an offensive juggernaut at any point in his career, rather just a pretty good player (over the last 3 years he’s averaged exactly 20 goals and 60 points) I’d even think 2×4 is a quality offer.

      It seems though that every few days his camp leaks another story of a team being “a front runner” which likely means he’s not getting anywhere near the offers that he wants so instead they leak these stories to try and get someone to get interested.

      • desertfan - Aug 4, 2012 at 4:33 AM

        Canucks are out at 4 X 7.5.
        They would never top Kes, and the Sedins for anybody after they all signed for less to help the team.
        I see Nucks at 3 X 4M.

  11. 950003cups - Aug 4, 2012 at 2:21 AM

    That’s crazy!

  12. vanfoodman - Aug 4, 2012 at 7:46 AM

    Just sign a contract already, I don’t care where, just get this over with.

  13. pantherpro - Aug 4, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Doan=stanly cup for Sharkies!

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