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Reason Behind Shane Doan’s Decision To Waive His No Movement Clause

from Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports,

Doan said in multiple interviews this week that this isn’t the first time he has considered the possibility of a Cup run with another team. It’s true there has been considerable interest from multiple teams for his services in the past, but Doan has never truly reciprocated that interest. Like Larry Fitzgerald, he has been an Arizona lifer; a loyal soldier who clung to the admirable and sometimes naïve belief that he could realize his championship dreams in Arizona before his career ended.

So what has changed? What is it in his voice that makes this possibility sound so much more real? How did such a perfect marriage end up on the rocks so late in the game? How did the Coyotes and Doan end up in this unhappy place?

The seeds of discontent can be traced to this summer’s prolonged contract negotiation when the Coyotes initially asked Doan to take a significant pay cut over the $4.55 million he had earned the previous season when he scored 28 goals. Doan never imagined that would happen and it opened his eyes to the possibility that the new hockey operations department — president Gary Drummond, executive vice president (and coach) Dave Tippett and newly hired GM John Chayka — was fully prepared to move on from him, despite his immeasurable contributions to the franchise and the community.

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StayClassy's avatar

If Yzerman on the Wings was in the same position as Doan his possible last year, I would have been happy for him to have a chance at a cup. Doan needs to do this, who cares if ar the end of his stat sheet there’s another teams name. This would be a win win for him and the team depending on what they get back.

Posted by StayClassy from Wings fan in Columbus on 01/19/17 at 12:43 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

This would be a win win for him and the team depending on what they get back.

Posted by StayClassy from Wings fan in Columbus

I agree. But given that Doan is on pace for a seven goal, 24 point season, what is the expected return?

Anyway, all I know is that if Holland ends up trading Vanek (who’s on pace for a 24 goal, 65 point season) and he doesn’t get significantly more than the Yotes get for Doan, he should be fired on the spot.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 01/19/17 at 01:10 PM ET

Primis's avatar

I agree. But given that Doan is on pace for a seven goal, 24 point season, what is the expected return?

There’s an argument to be made Doan shouldn’t even be playing anywhere in the NHL.  If Doan really feels slighted by Arizona’s contract negotiations not making him a huge priority…. he’s the one that needs the wake-up call.  Arizona probably SHOULD have moved on from him, like it or not.

Makes you appreciate Zetterberg’s 31 pts all the more I guess.  DET could have Doan or Iginla instead, doing very little…

Posted by Primis on 01/19/17 at 01:45 PM ET

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Doan’s best days are behind him and he should know that. To expect a pay raise as his skills were diminishing is unrealistic. If he wanted max money, he should be willing to move.

It is great to see Zetterberg is still producing at a high level. I know he takes heat from some people from time to time but what I’ve always seen is a guy who works hard almost every shift (no one is perfect), teaches the young players and acts as a great role model/captain to the team. Those things don’t always show up on stat lines

Posted by evileye on 01/20/17 at 12:54 PM ET

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