In the Ottawa Sun, Bruce Garrioch wonders how Shane Doan is feeling after Greg Jamison’s attempt at buying the Phoenix Coyotes fell through earlier this week.
Garrioch writes that over the Summer Doan was flirting with the Rangers, Flyers and Canucks and now “any of the three teams would be happy to have him.”
Doan signed a four-year deal with Phoenix over the summer that included a no-move clause and has a cap hit of $5.3 million.
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Doan told Todd Walsh of Fox Sports Arizona, “It’s one of those things where I made my decision and it’s my decision. Whatever it is it’s fine, I’m okay.”
1/10/13:In the NY Post, Larry Brooks writes that a meeting last Saturday between Gary Bettman, lawyer Bob Batterman and Coyotes Captain Shane Doan laid the groundwork for the two sides to reach a tentative agreement.
Doan explained that the players weren’t asking for a salary cap of $64.3, the league was offering $62.5, so that they could get more money, but instead so that fewer
players would have to be uprooted and have their lives altered.
Doan pleaded with Bettman that it wasn’t about money, but instead about family.
Brooks writes that Bettman was impressed with Doan’s plea and the owners moved to $64.3 and settled one of the last remaining roadblocks.
According to John Gambadaro, Shane Doan has signed a four-year deal worth $21.2 million to stay in Phoenix.
Doan will get a signing bonus of $2 million so that he gets some guaranteed money when the lockout starts tomorrow.
He tweets “Doan agent Terry Bross confirms that Shane Doan has signed the contract with Phoenix and it has been sent to the NHL offices in New York”
Darren Dreger tweets “4 yrs,$21.2 for Doan to stay in Phx.$2 mil in bonus will be deferred until after contract expires.$1 mil in 2016-2017 and $1 mil year after.”
According to John Gambardoro, Shane Doan will sign today by 5pm but it won’t be with the Rangers.
He writes that Doan is down to two teams, the Coyotes and the Canucks.
On the issues with staying in Phoenix, hr writes “The hangup with Doan signing with Phoenix is that the City of Glendale has reneged on its original lease agreement deal with Greg Jamison”
According to John Gambadoro, Shane Doan will sign a four year deal with the Coyotes worth $21.5 million pending the sale of the team to Greg Jamison by September 15th.
Doan turned down a reported offer of four years and $30 million from Buffalo.
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9:22PM: Sarah McLellan has quotes from Doan’s interview where she says that Doan and the Coyotes have agreed to a new deal and they are just waiting for Greg Jamison to officially purchase the team.
7:57PM: Shane Doan went on the radio and according to PHT continued to say that he will sign a new contract by September 15th.
Doan also said that he is down to two or three teams but remains committed to staying in Phoenix if the ownership situation is worked out.
Doan reportedly said that a deal is worked out to return to Phoenix, he is just waiting for a deal with the city of Glendale to be worked out.
Scott Burnside of ESPN.com reports that Greg Jamison has secured the proper financing and is in position to purchase the Coyotes.
Burnside writes that the deal is nearing completion and ownership would move from the NHL to Jamison.
It was reported a month ago that Jamison was $20 million short in his pursuit of buying the Coyotes.
This should indicate that Shane Doan is going to stay in Phoenix.