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Agent: Doan will sign by Sept. 15

Aug 24, 2012, 2:39 PM EDT

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Hold the phone — we’ve got another deadline from the Shane Doan camp.

This time it’s Doan’s agent, Terry Bross, who claims the veteran Coyotes captain will sign a contract by Sept. 15, the expiration date for the current CBA.

“Shane is going to sign a contract before the CBA expires on the 15th,”Bross told AZ Central. “[Ownership has to] be done before the 15th, otherwise we’re signing somewhere because we don’t know what the new CBA is going to look like, and I don’t know if it’s going to limit any scope of a contract, so we want to make sure we sign before then.

“I guess from that respect, time is ticking.”

While signing by the 15th makes sense, it remains to be seen if it’ll actually be a hard deadline. Doan’s summer has been marked by a number of rumored decision dates, none of which have panned out.

That said, it’s obvious Doan wants a deal done under the current bargaining agreement. And he’s not alone.

Despite recent labor issues, players continue to sign long-term extensions with their clubs. Edmonton’s Taylor Hall (seven years, $42 million), Montreal’s Max Pacioretty (six years, $27 million) and Philly’s Scott Hartnell (six years, $28.5 million) and Wayne Simmonds (six years, $23.8 million) have all inked within the last 10 days.

As for Doan’s suitors — well, this summer has shown there’s a lot of them. The most ballyhooed might be Buffalo, rumored to have offered a four-year, $30 million deal for Doan’s services.

  1. sharkcity408 - Aug 24, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Sooo tired of hearing bout Doan. Stay, move, or shut up

    • danphipps01 - Aug 24, 2012 at 2:54 PM

      Seriously. At this point it’s just childish. All Doan and his camp have done all summer is say “We’re really gonna do it, guys!” to every camera they can find to try to pressure more money out of Phoenix. And guess what? After three (or is it four?) missed “deadlines,” Phoenix doesn’t take their posturing seriously. Go figure, nobody believes the boy who cried wolf.

  2. innout10 - Aug 24, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    Danphipps are u simple? Doan isn’t trying to squeeze more money out of Phoenix, he wants to stay and is waiting for Jamison to close the deal to keep the coyotes here. He doesn’t want to sign for 4 yrs and play the last 3 years in another city he can’t choose if they are moved. Not rocket science, figure it out you plug

    • danphipps01 - Aug 24, 2012 at 6:52 PM

      No, but the plus-minus on our respective comments suggests that you might be.

  3. sjsharks66 - Aug 24, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    Doan needs to grow up. If he loves the coyotes as much as he claims he shouldn’t have a problem with moving with the team.
    He is a professional athlete, thats what happens.

  4. dabutcha114 - Aug 24, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    This guy is over-rated and over the hill. Way to much hype surrounding him. I hope my Rangers don’t sign this bag of dust for all that money. Stay in Phoenix were u belong.

  5. davebabychreturns - Aug 24, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    I don’t see what all the fuss is about. It’d Terry Bross’ job to make Shane Doan valuable, and he’s done a good job of it so far; right now teams may feel the pressure to compete against Buffalo’s ridiculous offer, and Bross has strung them along all summer to the point where Doan is – by a wide margin – the best player left on the market.

    Meanwhile, Doan is obviously loyal to the Coyotes franchise and more specifically his ties to the Phoenix area, and given their ownership situation could be resolved he has every right to wait around and see what happens. He’ll do that as long as he can before it stops making any sense to wait around (most likely, the expiry of the current CBA).

    I could have done without all the missed deadlines so far, but I really don’t see the point in getting angry about them – the Doan camp doesn’t owe anything to anyone, so none of us are entitled to any kind of timely decision from them.

    Just because Doan doesn’t have to go out and email reporters to get his name in the news (like Dan Ellis), doesn’t make him some sort of attention whore.

  6. ray2013 - Aug 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    “What? You’re offering me four years and $7.5 million a year for my last contract? No thanks. I’ll take $2 million and 2 years”. You know who says that? Nobody. So quit hating on Doan for wanting to pick the best situation and the best contract for himself and his family. You all would do the same, in his situation.

  7. t16rich - Aug 24, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    Shane Doan’s agent owes us all a beer. I don’t care when Shane signs, it’s up to him. But this has to be the 4th deadline. Quit misleading us.

    • davebabychreturns - Aug 24, 2012 at 6:49 PM

      It’s really put a damper on your summer, eh?

      • t16rich - Aug 24, 2012 at 7:00 PM

        A little. If it wasn’t for indoor lacrosse in the hot months, my summer would be ruined waiting for Shane and other free agents. Waiting on free agents is a summer pass time of mine along with alcoholism, hence the free beer request.

      • davebabychreturns - Aug 24, 2012 at 7:11 PM

        Fair enough. At the kind of contract he’s going to get, Shane could probably treat everyone in the crowd at a home game for his new team to an $8 beer without batting an eye..

  8. ron05342 - Aug 24, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Shane who?

  9. innout10 - Aug 25, 2012 at 12:57 AM

    Dan..your statement was completely wrong though. Whether uninformed ppl like a rant even tho it was completely not factual is irrelevant. The fact is you are living in dream land if you think doan is posturing for more money. Just clueless

  10. manchestermiracle - Aug 25, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    This guy seems to be more of a publicity whore than a politician. It would almost be funny if he finally signed a contract (any contract with anybody) and then got locked out. Almost….

  11. islanders1 - Aug 25, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    Give the guy credit he has many opportunities and holding out for Phoenix is hurting him not increasing his worth. He could have signed and moved by now to some where new. If he has to move it will only be harder to do it the closer the season starts if it

  12. jmebro - Aug 26, 2012 at 5:26 PM

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