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Report: Sharks won’t offer Doan more than three years

Aug 5, 2012, 6:48 PM EDT

Shane Doan AP

As we previously reported, Doan wants to play with the Phoenix Coyotes. However, it looks like he needs to feel comfortable with the team’s ownership situation first, so there’s still a chance that he could end up going elsewhere.

There have been reports that he wants a four-year, $30 million deal if he leaves Phoenix. It was also recently reported that Doan’s asking price is too high for the Detroit Red Wings.

It now looks like he would also have to compromise if he wants to play for the San Jose Sharks. Citing an NHL source, CSN California recently reported that San Jose isn’t prepared to offer him more than three years with an annual salary in the ballpark of $4.5 million.

That seems like a reasonable price for Doan and it makes sense given that, according to Cap Geek, the Sharks only have about $5.5 million worth of cap space. However, given that Doan is by far the best unrestricted free agent left on the market and there are plenty of teams with a ton of cap space, he might still end up getting a $30 million deal.

  1. sharksfan754 - Aug 5, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    That’s exactly what I’d give him if I were Wilson. He’s not even close to 7.5 mil a year, hell parise’s cap hit is 7.58

    • cheapsharksownership - Aug 6, 2012 at 2:35 AM

      The 7.5 Million was floated as a rumor. Me thinks he will sign for around 6 mil with Vancouver, a team unlike the Sharks committed to winning. Hell Wilson gave a 39 year old washed up Rob Blake 5 mil a year so why not give Doan 6+.

      • krazyfool88 - Aug 7, 2012 at 6:31 PM

        What exactly do you mean by “committed to winning?” The Sharks are the second most winningest team in the league post lockout, behind the red wings. That’s not bad. Better than Vancouver for sure.

  2. jrzdiablo - Aug 5, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    So sick of hearing about Doan.

    Sh*t or get off the pot already!

    • missthemexpos - Aug 5, 2012 at 8:43 PM

      Shane Doan: hockey’s version of Dwight Howard.

  3. chasemutley - Aug 5, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    ^^^agreed

  4. 19inarow - Aug 5, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Tavares’ cap hit for the next 6 years is 5.5. Doan has never even had as many points as Tavares had at age 21: 81 pts. One is likely about to break into superstar status, while the other is about to fall fast from being a mere star…he’s 35 years old!

  5. tru2joelu4eva - Aug 6, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    This whole Doan thing is so stupid. Basically, he’s publicly said that if the Coyotes are bought he’ll stay. Why would any team in the league give him his outrageous demands then? If the Coyotes become more stable financially, he’s going to stay! If they don’t, he’ll leave and other teams and they will know that, so why on Earth give him all 7.5 mil and 4 years when they know they probably won’t have to if he really wants out of Phoenix?

  6. tru2joelu4eva - Aug 6, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    I mean really? San Jose is gonna cough up 7.5 mil a year for an all-star caliber player, and they’re gonna come up just one year short out of four? They’re really caught up on that one year, after paying for three? They’re just showing that he’s not calling the shots. That’s all this means.

    • namriverrat69 - Aug 6, 2012 at 1:52 PM

      If you had read the article it states San Jose is looking toi offer in the neighborhood of 4.5 million a year.

  7. sjsharks66 - Aug 6, 2012 at 1:10 AM

    No San Jose said they’re giving him 3 year 4.5 a year. Not 7.5

  8. finfan88shark - Aug 6, 2012 at 2:25 AM

    No real Sharks fan is surprised about this. They would rather pay Martin Havlat more money to sit on the bench when gets his annual injury then they are about getting difference makers like Doan.

  9. cheapsharksownership - Aug 6, 2012 at 2:31 AM

    Sharks ownership is a joke always complaining and whining about losing money, yet never wanting to sign players that are good as Free Agents.

    • namriverrat69 - Aug 6, 2012 at 1:59 PM

      Perhaps the Sharks could get Dean Lombardi back. Oh wait, that’s right . . . Dean is tied up in Los Angeles.

  10. ricepilof - Aug 6, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    in the dog days of summer for us hockey fans, I appreciate reading about a class act hockey player who is in his twilight years. someone should follow him around like 24/7 does and put this saga on tv. probably be better than 80% of what’s already airing. right?? who’s with me!

  11. muir6 - Aug 6, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    We shouldn’t complain cause after this it will be lockout talk. Come on Sathergo all out for cup bring Doan to broadway

  12. sjsharks66 - Aug 6, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    If the sharks sign Doan, who is going to get dropped to the 3rd line?

    • sjsharks15 - Aug 7, 2012 at 10:33 AM

      probably pavelski or clowe

    • krazyfool88 - Aug 7, 2012 at 6:45 PM

      If they got Doan, Clowe would drop to the third line.

      Marleau-Thornton-Doan
      Havlat-Couture-Paveski
      Clowe-Galiardi-Burish
      Desjardins-Handzus-Wingles

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