Talked to NHL player Shane Doan about report he, Bettman & Batterman had 1 hour meeting that helped end Lockout. Doan: Never happened— Liz Mullen (@SBJLizMullen) January 11, 2013
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 the Vancouver Province, via Rory, the Vancouver Canucks offer for Shane Doan will likely top out at $6.1 million per year as that is the number that the Sedin twins make and it is unlikely that Doan would get a higher cap hit than they have.
Vancouver is hoping that it’s location and presence in Doan’s life will draw him there.
The report says that the Rangers are willing to match the four-year offer worth $30 million that the Buffalo Sabres have on the table for Doan.
According to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic, Shane Doan’s agent Terry Bross says that Doan will sign a new contract, with Phoenix or somewhere else, before the CBA expires on September 15th.
Bross told McLellan, “(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.”
She writes once again that Doan is waiting to see what happens with the ownership situation in Phoenix