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Doan’s agent: Only three teams have been visited and yes, someone offered four years at “at least” $7M per

Aug 8, 2012, 11:24 AM EDT

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In an effort to try and clarify the Shane Doan situation, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News spoke to Doan’s agent, Terry Bross, on Tuesday — and while the picture isn’t crystal clear, it’s now somewhat less murky.

Here’s what Bross confirmed.

1) Doan has only visited three teams during free agency: Vancouver, Philadelphia and the New York Rangers.

2) A team “outside of New York” has offered Doan a four-year deal worth at least $7 million per season.

3) Doan “is so reluctant to uproot his family from Phoenix” that he’s extended the original July 28 deadline for prospective Coyotes owner Greg Jamison to convince him the team would stay in the desert.

Not much remarkably new, though Bross did confirm there’s a shortlist at play and the asking price is phenomenally high. That’s unsurprising give Doan, thanks in large part to his summer-long waiting game, has moved atop many teams’ free agent wishlists.


Doan’s “goal” is to stay in Phoenix, but that might not happen

  1. tmoore4075 - Aug 8, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    And the owners are complaining about salaries??? Who’s offering him the $7mil? The janitor??

  2. freneticgarfieldfan - Aug 8, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    I’m feeling like Phil in Groundhog Day

    • ruddigervancity - Aug 8, 2012 at 1:54 PM

      Phil? Phil Connors?!? Don’t tell me you don’t remember me, because I sure as heckfire remember you! It’s me, Ned! Ryerson!

      • atwatercrushesokoye - Aug 8, 2012 at 7:13 PM

        Watch that first step, it’s a doooooozy.

      • kingfooj - Aug 8, 2012 at 9:13 PM

        hahaha good stuff. brought back some childhood laughs

  3. jacketsfan7 - Aug 8, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    I smell pittsburgh offering 7 million per year

    • ucaneverscorenoughgoals - Aug 8, 2012 at 1:50 PM

      It was either Buffalo or Nashville

  4. muir6 - Aug 8, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    It’s the flyers

    • jpelle82 - Aug 8, 2012 at 12:44 PM

      gaurantee its either pitt or philly…pens would be right at the cap with 7.5 per year and they would be set with their needs, flyers have the money to burn but should be throwing an offer sheet to john carlson instead of adding more offense though.

      • bmscalise - Aug 8, 2012 at 1:48 PM

        Not a chance that Pittsburgh would give Doan that kind of money. It’s just not how they run their business. Everyone – and that means everyone – is expected to take a bit less than they might get on the open market in order to build the best team. They have also steadfastly refused to give guys in their late 30s deals more than a year or two.

        More importantly, Shero has enough sense to know Doan deserves no where near that money, and the Pens aren’t desperate. Sid can start the season with Kunitz and Dupuis on his wings. The Pens know that signing Letang and Geno next year is far more important that signing a 35 year-old, glorified role player.

      • claysbar - Aug 8, 2012 at 2:19 PM

        At 7.5, Pens would still have around 2.5 mill left with Jeffrey/Vitale as the 13th forward and Strait as the 7th D. Add in Despres, still around 1.6 mill.

      • bmscalise - Aug 8, 2012 at 2:48 PM

        You’re right @claysbar: they have the cap room. But that doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do. They won’t make a bad deal (which is exactly what this rumored deal would be) just to make a deal.

        Shero’s nothing if not patient. The Pens have enough firepower to begin the season as is – which is exactly what they’ll do. Then, they’ll make a trade for a better, younger player when the right situation presents itself – just like they did with Neal.

      • claysbar - Aug 8, 2012 at 3:05 PM

        I totally agree. It would be great to see Doan on the Pens, but not at that hit. Next year, depending on how the UFA and RFA status’s change, I think the money will be better used, trade/FA signing, next year.

  5. lonespeed - Aug 8, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    This is ruining Carolina Hurricane day on PHT.

    • barkar942 - Aug 8, 2012 at 12:11 PM

      Less than the Rangers getting Nash on Philly’s day on PHT!

    • mclovinhockey - Aug 8, 2012 at 1:17 PM

      comment of the day :’)

  6. georgia166 - Aug 8, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Its so obvious that his heart will always Phoenix, and whatever team winds up with him, might be getting the good product they overpaid for.

  7. phillyphever - Aug 8, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    I’m betting on Vancouver. They need some real leadership there.

    • blomfeld - Aug 8, 2012 at 1:04 PM

      I also thought Vancouver was in the mix too ? … but that’s highly unlikely, at least until the Luongo $54,000,000.00 “liability” is moved off their books … they simply don’t have the room to maneuver …

      • elvispocomo - Aug 8, 2012 at 2:44 PM

        Get over your Luongo hate, infiltrating every article that even mentions the Canucks. With Kesler starting the season injured and th current cap space (plus moves other than Luongo that could be made) the Canucks aren’t worried about cap hit since they weren’t the team to offer $7 per. If Doan wants to stay close to home, he takes less in Vancouver.

        And if one of the three teams he visited but not New York made the offer, then it was clearly Philly since they’ve been trying to buy players with big money offers all summer. One of these times it’ll work, eh?

      • blomfeld - Aug 8, 2012 at 6:07 PM

        “Oh no, it’s that Elvis guy again” …

        Listen Pocomo, despite your hostile retorts, you should know that I could never dislike anyone with Elvis in their name :)

        Now with the Luongo business, all I can say to you is this … please “get over “your” hatred of “my” hatred of greed” ! Here in Vancouver “Luongo & his millions” is a huge story and it will continue to be so, until such time that the issue is finally resolved … not to mention the fact that it’s downright fascinating ! By trashing the Canucks the way he did, Luongo has painted himself into a corner. He wants “out” asap and yet there’s now little chance of that ever happening, unless of course he becomes “flexible” with the remaining $54 million on his contract ? I’m actually now convinced that Gillis is intentionally stalling, knowing full well that with training camp just around the corner, all he has to do is sit back and let Luongo squirm. There’s no way Luongo can show up to the Canucks’ camp, not now … and yet if he doesn’t, then he’ll likely breach certain “performance” clauses in his contract, which in turn may render the entire agreement null and void ? If that should happen then the Canucks will no longer have the “financial knife” of Luongo’s greed pointing at their throats ! They’ll be free to wheel and deal again in-order to augment the skill which they already have with the likes of the Sedin brothers and Schneider ! As for Luongo ? Well suffice it say that he won’t be very pleased. Nonetheless, he is not a poor man and so it will do him well to be able to move on and make a fresh “new” start somewhere …

  8. porkchopexpress1969 - Aug 8, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Word is the Preds offered him a monster deal also. Some one sign him so we can be done with this.

  9. illcomm - Aug 8, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    of course its the flyers.

  10. sjsharks66 - Aug 8, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Lol @jacket
    Pittsburgh was not the 3 visited teams. The flyers would fit the bill for offering an insane amount of money.

    • tmoore4075 - Aug 8, 2012 at 1:04 PM

      I doubt the Pens would be dumb enough to give him that but the article never says one of the teams visited offered him that money. So wasn’t necessarily Philly or the Canucks.

  11. pkswally024 - Aug 8, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Do you people even freakin read the article before you comment???

  12. kcprof926 - Aug 8, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Since when did Shane Doan become this good?

    • elvispocomo - Aug 8, 2012 at 2:48 PM

      That’s just it, he isn’t anywhere near a $7M player. The team that gets him will overpay, but by how much is the question. Will it be close to value and he plays where he really wants to, or way over and he plays for the team that pays for him.

    • stakex - Aug 8, 2012 at 4:54 PM

      Hes not.

      Hes a solid player, but hes only put up 50 points each of the last two seasons… and those numbers are only likely to slide as the years go on. Perhaps with the right players on the right team he could be a 60-65 point player next year, but its not likely. So I have no idea who in the hell would offer him $7 million next year, let alone for the next four years.

  13. canuckswino - Aug 8, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Laurence Gillman – Vancouver’s assistant GM, and resident “capologist” – was on Vancouver radio a week ago and was asked if 4 years/$30 million for Doan would be non-starter. Without hesitation: “yes.” It definitely wasn’t the Canucks who offered that crazy deal. If Doan demands that kind of money (which he isn’t necessarily – a team just offered him that deal), then he won’t be a Canuck. And thank God for that…

  14. jake6881 - Aug 8, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Its funny how the rangers fans think cause they got nash they will win the cup……lol. You should of won the cup last year! Now with Nash it doesn’t get easier, just more pressure! You don’t get to the cup because you have a lot of over paid players on your team. You develop your young guys and then fill the roster out. Hockey is a great team sport and you need role players from top to bottom to win a championship..

  15. cameltoews - Aug 13, 2012 at 1:19 AM

    That’s exactly what the rangers did you moron. Callahan, Hagelin, Staal, girardi, del zotto, Bickel, Sauer, McDonough, Kreider not to mention former Dubinsky, anisimov, and erixon are all from the farm team. The rangers did indeed do what you said a team has to do to win. I read this whole thread and didn’t see one person talk about the rangers winning the cup here. Served.

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