Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 8/24/12

DALLAS - JANUARY 31: Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrates his 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)
It seems all along, free agent Shane Doan has waited to sign a new deal so Greg Jamison can secure ownership with the Phoenix Coyotes and Doan can stay with the only franchise he's ever played for. 

Today, Sarah McLellan of azcentral sports writes how Doan will be signing a new deal before the September 15 expiration of the current CBA in order to have a contract before a new labor deal is in place. 

Whether it's with Phoenix or another team.

"Shane is going to sign a contract before the CBA expires on the 15th," said Doan's agent, Terry Bross. "(Ownership has to) be done before the 15th, otherwise we're signing somewhere because we don't know what the new CBA is going to look like, and I don't know if it's going to limit any scope of a contract, so we want to make sure we sign before then.
  • At least we'll have some finality to the outrageous Doan rumors we've dealt with all summer long. If Doan is willing to wait that long to sign, he's going back to Phoenix. Sounds like Jamison is inching closer to buying the team.

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