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Coyotes captain Doan has no regrets on staying in Phoenix

Apr 20, 2013, 10:28 AM EDT

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When Shane Doan re-signed with the Phoenix Coyotes for four seasons, many fans wondered why he didn’t take the chance of getting out of town. After all, ownership questions still exist and now the team is on the outside looking in on the playoffs after making the Western Conference finals last season.

Doan tells Craig Morgan of Fox Sports Arizona that he’s happy to be where he is no matter what’s going on.

“I’m where I’m supposed to be,” he said. “I wish we were in a different situation than we are, but I made my decision knowing full well that this was a possibility.”

“I’m a big boy,” he said. “There’s no reason to feel sorry for me.”

His words sound a bit defeated, but the Coyotes are still very much in the hunt for the post season. They’ve got five games left to play and sit five points back of Columbus in 11th place in the West. Their biggest problem is dealing with Dallas and Detroit ahead of them as well.

Now if they can get that pesky ownership thing figured out without moving the team, that’d make for a nice pick-me-up if they miss the postseason.

  1. modellforprez - Apr 20, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    shh No thank you for staying in the desert. because Pens were courting him and if he signs with pens we probably never get Brenden Morrow so thanks again and remember shane. Doan do it!!

  2. blackhawks2010 - Apr 20, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    Shane, You will love Seattle! Great sports town!

  3. canucks30 - Apr 20, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    They play hockey in Phoenix?

  4. ynothockey - Apr 20, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Yes we play hockey in Phoenix. Most of the people who live here now are from somewhere else. A lot of people from the Midwest and back east and yes even a lot of people here now from Canada!

  5. mazblast - Apr 21, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    He signed a contract and is honoring it without complaint. I wish players in all sports (and management) would live up to their end of their deals like this. The man is a true professional.

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