Los Angeles, Detroit, San Jose, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia also believed to be possible destinations. Buffalo reportedly has a standing four-year offer worth $30 million on the table for Doan, but indications point toward him remaining in the Western Conference. The Coyotes would be his first choice.
If you're looking to spice things up in the NHL rumor mill, ESPN's John Buccigross took to Twitter last night to drop some news on the now-stagnent Shane Doan free agency news.
Was told tongiht that Buffalo''s four year, 30 million dollar offer to Shane Doan is legit. Coyotes only want to go two years for now.— John Buccigross (@Buccigross) August 22, 2012
- If you're so inclined to believe this (Buccigross was also the same guy who said the Rangers nearly traded Marian Gaborik for Dan Boyle last month), it's a curious move by Buffalo. I had a feeling they were the team as they have an owner, Terry Pegula, with a penchant for making a splash. But a 35-year-old winger on a team with enough wingers, with just $8 million in cap space and C Tyler Ennis still in need of a contract doesn't make much sense.
- Thank god Sather has changed his free-agent ways.
@TheNYRBlog @TheWrage cause the rangers dont hand out insane contracts for older players right #wheresdrury
Buccigross follows the ESPN mantra - if you're wasted at a dumpy bar in Bristol and someone mentions the thought in passing it's true enough to hit their rumormill.
He also said Nash to the Rangers at the trade deadline was a "done deal".
Chris Mortensen taught him everything he knows.
@TheNYRBlog about time the sabres stepped up. Chris Drury never minded the insane contract the rangers gave him.
@Bluesniper10 @thenyrblog @thewrage at least he plays, albeit not very well...and 3 million less per season than Drury
@dwspink @junior57CFD shut up.it was fine and you come along and stir the pot. convo was dead then you come along. got nothing better to do?
@dwspink @junior57CFD listen, you can bash on redden and gomer and dru we dont care there gone. doan at 7.5 and leino is more absurd
@Bluesniper10 @junior57cfd @thenyrblog @thewrage sorry but a ny fan calling somebody else's offer insane is pretty insane itself..
@junior57CFD @TheNYRBlog @TheWrage im sorry i would rather of had drury at his price to lead then leino at his to be benched
@junior57CFD @TheNYRBlog @thewrage i promise no NYR fan is crying at night that the Dolans have to pay Redden's contract.
@junior57CFD @TheNYRBlog @thewrage why does anyone even bring up the Redden deal? It isn't like he's eating into the team's current payroll