Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 7/17/12

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)
Apparently, the Shane Doan insanity has taken over the Rick Nash insanity as a day after it was reported that the Phoenix captain was interested in San Jose and it looked like he was staying in the West, Will DePaoli at Inside Pittsburgh Sports reports that the Penguins are now on his short list.

It was also reported yesterday that the Penguins have made an offer to Doan...

Have confirmed the #Penguins have made offer to UFA Shane Doan and there is mutual interest. Don't have terms of offer. No timetable.

— Shelly Anderson (@pgshelly) July 16, 2012

So this must mean the Rangers are out, right? Wrong. As WGR 550 SportsRadio in Buffalo reports that the Blueshirts have shown some real interest in Doan.

They also add that Doan has received confirmed offers from Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, San Jose, Vancouver, Detroit and Buffalo.

And how much will the 35-year old cost? Gregg Krupa at the Detroit News says the bidding for Doan might start at $7.5 million per season for four years.

...officially out of control if Doan is getting $7.5 million per for FOUR YEARS!!!! You know what? If that's were the market is, I'm glad the Rangers haven't made a big splash yet.

Having said all that, Doan still wants to stay in Phoenix and according to Chuck Pleiness of Michigan's Press & Guide he's going to wait a few more days to see how the ownership issue plays out before making a decision

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I've read a lot lately about Rangers fans wanting the Blueshirts to sign Alex Semin, but it looks like he might end up staying in Washington, as Capitals GM George McPhee told the Washington Times this past weekend that he has not closed the door on a Semin return to the Nation's capital.

...i know Semin has a ton of talent, but can someone please tell me how you think he's going to fit into Torts' style? You don't honestly think Semin will be throwing his body in front of shots do you? If Sather signed Semin I literally think Torts would quit. Not happening folks.

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And finally to throw some cold water on my pipe dream of the Rangers obtaining RFA Evander Kane, the Winnipeg Free Press reports that the Jets and Kane's representatives are working on a long-term contract that could see the player signed for up to six years.

...dammit! He would have been awesome on the Rangers.

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