According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, the New York Rangers are one of four teams "willing" to offer Doan a four-year, $24 million contract. The Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers are the other teams interested. The four-year, $30 million contract offered by the Buffalo Sabres is still on the table.
This conflicts with a Vancouver Province report from several days ago that claims the Rangers "will match" Buffalo's offer for Doan.
...His No. 1 choice is to sign an extension with Phoenix, but the team is undergoing a sale process that isn't showing any signs of being concluded soon. He'll sign somewhere before the CBA expires, however, he might the only UFA who doesn't have any concerns about getting a job...
- The merry-go-round continues with Shane Doan. I for one cannot wait for September 15 so we can all stop hearing about where he'll sign. Here's hoping its in teh Western Conference.
- Even at a $6 million cap hit per season, Doan is still a risky signing for the Rangers at 35 years old, especially if the League gets its way with a lower salary cap next season. Michael Del Zotto has yet to be signed and, to me, cap flexibility will be paramount coming out of this new CBA.
why are teams so hot for this guy? he's 36, he'll score 55 points at most and that's sure to decline by the end of the contract, so I guess you're overpaying for the leadership and intangibles of a guy who's been in the league forever and didn't win a playoff series till last year.
Too much cash...and 4 years is too long...He's 36 and who knows how much play he has left? And, you are right Rose....I am sick over the fact that there may not be a season...Hockey will be ruined if the Lockout happens...they just got back fans after the 2004-2005 debacle....sick of millionaires & billionares being greedy and us fans pay the most in every way UGH!