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With Rick Nash in the mix, there appears to be only one more target for the Rangers, and that is Shane Doan. Adding Doan to the club would solidify the Rangers depth at forward, making them true Stanley Cup contenders, and possibly the Cup favorites come October. Since the Phoenix ownership situation is still up in the air, Doan has already begun shopping his services, which included a visit to New York last week.
The interesting tidbits with Doan though come through his rumored asking price. The rumor mill is stating that Doan is asking for at least four years, and an average of $7.5 million per season. This is where that four year/$30 million price tag rumor comes from. While most are panicking and backing away from Doan, let’s analyze this a bit more, because it really doesn’t make any sense.
Last season, Doan finished with a line of 22-28-50, a ten point decline from his previous season, and 23 points down from his 2008-2009 campaign, the last time he finished with 30 goals and ...
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A piece of Shane Doan's heart will always be in Phoenix, but there's no guarantee that's where the whole thing will be next season. According to multiple reports, Doan was in Vancouver visiting with the Canucks on Tuesday. Doan has spent his entire 16-year NHL career with the Coyotes (formerly Jets) organization, but he's a free agent and could elect to sign elsewhere...
The Nashville Predators are looking for a top 6 forward in the free agent market and there is one available, if they have the money. Phoenix Coyotes captain, Shane Doan, is an unrestricted free agent and will have to sign with a team sooner rather than later. However, Doan will wait out the news of ownership and it could take a while.Read more after the jump.
Shane Doan has stated...
Shane Doan spoke with Rick Wile of @RadioNLNews in Kamloops, BC.
Steadfastly, Doan said that he still wants to "get something done in Phoenix"
Here's the latest from the "Doant Go Breakin My Heart" group:
Coyotes captain Shane Doan spoke with potential buyer Greg Jamison on Saturday. So what if Doan's agent, Terry...
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@SensKal Where will Doan end up? You think the #Sens are done for the off season?
The Shane Doan saga's a bit odd -- isn't it? Everyone knows that the asking price -- upwards of $30M on a multi-year deal -- is pretty ridiculous, especially considering standard performance regression for a player of his age. Doan's an absolute...
He's smitten. There's no denying it.
Have we ever heard and seen Darcy Regier profess this much ooeey, gooey, mooshy emotion about an NHL player that he would love to court to come to Buffalo than Shane Doan?
Hold Public Display Of Affection, Batman!
This is getting pretty interesting, isn't it? The usually reserved, ultra-conservative Regier, who when building...
If reports are to be believed, Shane Doan is currently seeking a four-year contract worth around $30 million if and when he concludes remaining in Phoenix is no longer a desirable scenario. A deal of that magnitude would call for a salary cap expenditure of $7.5 million annually. Doan will be 36 by the start [...]
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Many teams around the league are vying for the services of Shane Doan. The Predators amongst others are rumored to be in the mix, but some teams have graciously bowed out of the Doan sweepstakes (Detroit and Vancouver) citing that Doan wants too much money or too long a contract.
But while 27 other NHL franchises may be weighing up the possibility...
After all the Rick Nash hullabaloo has now calmed down, here’s the final part of the greatest European Rangers series. It’s subjective and meant for debate and how much one man’s opinion truly matters is really open for debate. Some players like Ulf Samuelsson and Radek Dvorak don’t make the debate, some people may disagree but that’s the beauty of lists like this. Anyway...
Steve Zipay at Newsday spoke with former Columbus Blue Jacket GM Doug McLean about what type of player the Rangers are getting in Rick Nash..."Where do you find a 6-4, 235-pound guy with hands, who can skate, is entering his prime, with limited miles on him -- although every night he was the No. 1 focus, tightly checked, man-on-man, because teams knew if you shut down Rick Nash...
NHL.com lists the UFA's still available...
79 GP 22-28-50
Longtime Coyotes captain has started talking to other teams but is still not in any hurry to leave the only franchise he's ever played for
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Injuries wiped out most of 2010-11 and almost...
Today marks the beginning of August, which is most often the very worst month of the year for hockey fans. Most of the major transactions, as well as the minor ones, go down in July in the weeks that follow the opening of free agency, and then the fire dies down to a small flame come August. There's an extremely small chance we a see a move of the magnitude or larger than that...
Kevin Paul Dupont at the Boston Globe feels now that Rick Nash is a Ranger, not to be surprised to see the Blueshirts make a real play for the Sharks' Joe Thornton.Dupont adds that Nash and Thornton were magic together in Davos, Switzerland, during the last lockout, and have paired like hand and glove in the Olympics for Team Canada.Thornton has a no movement clause in his contract...
Believe it or not, back on Feb. 21 the Detroit Red Wings sat atop the NHL standings, which was business as usual.
Since that time, it has been anything but business as usual for one of the leagues premier franchises.
Injuries during the second half of season, another playoff disappointment, a game-changing retirement and a summer of being jilted by big-name free agents have left...
It truly is the low point of the off season. The Rangers are quiet, at least publicly, and attention around the league is primarily focussed on the CBA talks. There are still a few things we can talk about though so welcome to another musings. Jump on in.
The Hockey News wrote an article recently on why the North West division is the league’s worst. It got me thinking again about...