In the Arizona Republic, Sarah McLellan writes that the CBA is the latest that is holding up Shane Doan.
Don Maloney said “I don’t foresee a lot happening around here right now.”
On the ownership situation and Doan, Maloney told McLellan “It’s still trending positively. We’re still very optimistic about it. Once that happens, hopefully we can re-sign Shane to a deal that works for both of us.”
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Heard Jamison hard at work last two days securing final investors and that the sale will get done! Chances of Doan staying now much greater— John Gambadoro (@Gambo620) August 09, 2012
The PHX Business Journal writes “Two sources with knowledge of the three-year-old Coyotes ownership saga say Jamison now has the investors and partners in place to finally buy the Coyotes and a deal could close very soon.”
He adds “One source familiar with the deal said Jamison has secured the money and partners to buy the team and final details are being reviewed by the NHL.”
According to a tweet from David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News, the Sharks are no longer in the running for Shane Doan as he has made it clear he wants to sign a deal that is longer than three years.
In a poll asked over the weekend, 44.23% of readers said that their preference to sign Doan to a three-year deal is based upon the cap hit he would bring. 39.68% of readers said that they would sign him to a three-year deal and 16% said No.
Adam Rotter: The key factor in all of this is that Doan has four young kids who need to know where they will be going to school in the fall. He wants a multi-year deal with the intent of moving his family and time is starting to run out in the summer. Doan has been more than patient in trying to give Phoenix every chance it can to stabilize his ownership and keep him, but that has dragged out the process.
According to Larry Brooks in the NY Post, Shane Doan is searching for a four-year deal and that the Rangers, along with Pittsburgh and Vancouver, are on his short list of teams he is willing to sign with.
Brooks writes that if Glen Sather is willing to go to four years on a contract there is a good chance that Doan becomes a Ranger.
He adds that there is a possibility that Doan could accept a three-year deal with the Rangers to play under John Tortorella once again.
Brooks writes that the Rangers primary interest in Doan is to replace some of the depth that they lost with Brandon Prust, Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov.
In an interview with TSN, Shane Doan said the following about where he is right now as a free agent “I’m doing everything I can to stay there and that’s kind of my goal. At the same time, I have to do some due diligence now in the fact that the longer it takes the the harder it seems to be to get a deal done in Phoenix.”
Doan said “I am going to try and give Phoenix every chance that I can,” and that he is looking for a long term deal.
He added “For me it’s going to be about my family and the right situation for us and the right situation for me as a player to have a chance to win and enjoy the game. That’s a big part of it, being in the right spot and enjoying it. There’s obviously a few teams that fit that.”