Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/20/14

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 26: Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes awaits a face off against the San Jose Sharks during the preseason NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on September 26, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Sharks 2-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Shane Doan continues to trek around North America, meeting friends, downing Italian food and listening to the ever inflating offers for the biggest remaining fish in a very small offseason free agent pond. Doan had a conversation with prospective Phoenix Coyotes owner Greg Jamison on July 29, but it wasn't enough to prevent him from adding Montreal and Vancouver to his list of face-to-face meetings, which began with the New York Rangers and Philadelphia. And as much as Doan wants to end the suspense and sign the final long-term deal of his career, Phoenix general manager Don Maloney has work to do as well. Even if Doan returns, the Coyotes needed an upgrade in firepower, and replacing Ray Whitney and Taylor Pyatt with Steve Sullivan and David Moss doesn't even get them back to status quo. Maloney was never impressed by the summer free agent class -- as evidenced by his quick trigger in trading for Zbynek Michalek on draft day -- and he's willing to take on salary in a trade to u...
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