“I’m doing everything I can to stay there and that’s kind of my goal. At the same time, I have to do some due diligence now in the fact that the longer it takes the the harder it seems to be to get a deal done in Phoenix.”
“I am going to try and give Phoenix every chance that I can. For me it’s going to be about my family and the right situation for us and the right situation for me as a player to have a chance to win and enjoy the game. That’s a big part of it, being in the right spot and enjoying it. There’s obviously a few teams that fit that.”To watch the entire interview, click here.
- Pretty telling words by Doan here. This ownership situation is forcing him to look elsewhere otherwise Doan, just by his tone, would be completely happy finishing his career out in the desert.
- At 35 and with a family, it's very tough to think about such a life-changing event, but Doan has at least recognized its reality. He's been a solider his whole career for that franchise and hopefully his loyalty is rewarded. Otherwise, New York has a home for you Shane. At the right price.
Just on their terms, though.
"An NHL source has informed CSNCalifornia.com that if those demands are true, the Sharks will not be among his suitors, and that San Jose will not offer more than a three-year deal for approximately $4.5 million a season."
- San Jose has it right: sign to their terms or take your talents elsewhere. Glen Sather better be thinking the same way.
there's no way I want this guy on a 4 year deal. Can you imagine two years from now telling Cally or Hank we can't give them a raise because we have to pay Shane Doan $7M for another two years??
I have a family as well, so I get the uprooting issue. I myself would not want to move my family for a short term opportunity or a less than stellar compensation package. However, professional sports is a different animal than us working stiffs. If you an athete in any professional sport, how is winning your sport's championship not paramount to eveything else?? If the Coyotes were a stable organization and legit Cup contenders for the foreseeable future, I could see Doan wanting to stay at any cost. But they are a mess, and I can't imagne they are going to have the type of run they had last year, especially losing Whitney and Pyatt, and expecting that last year's Mike Smth is legit and not the career platoon goalie he was for the 6 seasons prior to last. I dunno, I'm all for Doan doing whatever's best for his situation, but I don't think I would want him on the Rangers at this point since his final years will be spent worrying about his kid(s) adjusting to new schools instead of trying to win a Cup in NY. I'd rather have players that think of NY is their #1 destination because they want to win here or want to play for an original six team in a huge market not those who want a big paycheck for their twilight years. Good luck Shane, hope you find happiness wherever you sign, as long as it's not MSG!
@cb1 your statement in irrefutable.
@gravey94 I love how logical Rangers fans have been with the Doan signing. Obviously he'd be a great addition to the team, but I'm not sure I've see anyone advocate bringing him in at four years.
@KevinDeLury I could see 3 years, but the $7M+ cap hit is just a non-starter...hopefully!!
@KevinDeLury i agree. 3 years is too long. he will be 38 at the start of his 3rd year (from now) no matter where he plays. im not sure that he is a fit on the rangers at all. i say give the space to a kid. i believe in the coaching staff and their evaluation of team and individual talent.
@gravey94 I don't even like three years. Two years max for me.