Doan, 35, finished the 2011-12 season with 50 points (22 goals, 28 assists) and lead his team to the Western Conference Finals, losing to the eventual Cup winning Los Angeles Kings.
NHL source just confirmed to me that an Eastern Conference team has offered Coyotes Captain Shane Doan a 4-year deal worth more than 30 mill— John Gambadoro (@Gambo620) July 13, 2012
It was reported several days ago the New York Rangers, among several teams, would be making a pitch to Shane Doan.
- Four years and $30 plus million?!?!?!?!? That's a $7.5 million cap hit per season! Is Mike Milbury running the Islanders again?? In all seriousness, if, and its a big IF because no one other than Gambadoro has come out to confirm, this report is true, how can Doan NOT accept? I pray this isn't the old Slats coming out, I just defended him the other day!
Having Holik flashback syndrome! My guess would be the Flyers because they are used to giving out ridiculous contracts for players like this and I could also see the Devils because they need a captain and I don't think Kovalchoke will cut it. $7.5M is just absurd for Shane Doan and he should just accept and run with the money. Good for him!
If the Islanders made this offer then good for them. They can use a player like him to help their franchise.
my guess is pittsburg - so far they lost Staal and got nothing close to his caliber or contract. 2nd guess is NJ after losing Pasise - they don't seem afraid of throwing money away - they just didn't have 98 mil but 30 mil ...maybe
how much cap space do we have open right now, because if its us do we still have enough for another signing?
The entire eastern conference? =/
I'm assuming it's probably not an Atlantic Division team. Southeast??
Hey James, if the offer is from Sather I'm going to e-mail you your Sather article everyday as punishment for jinxing him..
Not too familiar with John Gambadoro and I don't feel like scrolling through his twitter feed to see what kind of contacts he has, but unitl I see a bigger name report this same info I'm going to be very skeptical
@cb1 Tweet of the day!
@KevinDeLury That would be fair.
@nick__i Heard this is the same guy who broke Nash to Lakers. Not saying that makes this report legit, but the guy has a history of being right about these things.