Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 9/8/12

DALLAS - JANUARY 31: (L-R) Sami Lepisto #18, Shane Doan #19 and Keith Yandle #3 of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrate a goal against the Dallas Stars in the third period at American Airlines Center on January 31, 2010 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
With the news that Greg Jamison has finally arranged financing that would allow him to purchase the Phoenix Coyotes from the National Hockey League for $170 million, you assumed it was nothing more than formality that Shane Doan re-signed with the Yotes.

And now James O'Brien at Pro Hockey Talk confirms those suspicions by reporting that Doan has a deal in place with the Coyotes...

"My goal is to sign here ... we have a deal worked out. [The] focus is still with the Coyotes. It's never, ever changed."

The Vancouver Province reports that the deal is four-years, $21.5 million.

...while I still wouldn't have wanted the Rangers to give him four years, the $5.5 million per is more reasonable than the $7 million per that Doan was rumored to be seeking. Although you have to assume, Doan gave Phoenix a hometown discount.

...man, all those Shane Doan posts on the blog for nothing. What a waste. Although, not as big of a waste than if the Rangers would have signed him to a four year deal.

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