Coyotes decide not to trade Doan, Vrbata

Shane Doan had been opposed to a trade as his career has started to wind down, remaining adamant that he wanted to finish with the Arizona Coyotes, the only NHL team he's ever known. This season, the Coyotes captain hedged on that pledge a bit, saying he would be open to a trade if it was to a Stanley Cup-contending team. No deal materialized at the NHL's trade deadline Wednesday, keeping the league's longest-tenured captain in the desert. ''Not a big market for a 40-year-old fourth liner who only wants to go to a contender,'' Doan said with a laugh from Buffalo, where the Coyotes play Thursday. Doan has been with the Coyotes since the franchise was in Winnipeg in 1995, following the team to the desert the next season. He has played 21 seasons with the Coyotes and become one of the iconic figures in Phoenix sports history. Doan had a strong 2015-16 season, scoring 28 goals with 19 assists, but those totals have dropped a bit this season. The center enters Thursday's game against the Sabres with five goa
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