PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings are very interested in signing free agent winger Shane Doan, but their ability to do so weighs heavily on what the Phoenix Coyotes are able to do.
It appears Doan is most interested in staying in Phoenix, as he’s waiting to hear the Coyotes’ best offer before looking at outside offers. Doan’s agent, Terry Bross, told the Detroit Free Press that “nothing’s happening right now” and that they’ll wait at least “a couple more days” before making any decisions.
Detroit and Pittsburgh are the two known teams that have made offers to Doan, though the terms of those offers are unknown at this time. There were reports late last week of a mega deal offered to Doan by an undisclosed Eastern Conference team worth $30 million over four years.
It’s widely believed that there are several other teams prepared to make an offer to Doan. He totaled 22 goals and 28 assists for 50 points in 79 regular season games last season along with another five goals and four assists in the playoffs.
Doan, 36, has 318 career NHL goals and 788 career points.
Whatever the case and regardless of the terms offered, it appears Doan is willing to give Phoenix every chance to put together a worthwhile offer so he can stay with the Coyotes — the only franchise he has ever played for.
Chris Gates | Penguins Report
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