Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 07/11/12 at 01:06 PM ET
from Craig Morgan of FSArizona,
“I would say if we don’t have an answer by the 16th (of July) it may be time to get serious about listening to other teams’ offers,” Doan’s agent, Terry Bross said Tuesday….
Doan and Bross can only drag so long. There’s the practical reality of needing to uproot the family and find a new home and new schools for the kids before training camp begins in September. Then there are the needs of other clubs to consider. Bross said he has about 16 teams that want to make an offer — or at least want to know if they should make an offer. Those teams won’t wait much longer before moving on because, as Edmonton assistant general manager Rick Olczyk put it: “The music’s going to stop, and teams will be left without a chair.”....
“They would like to have had it done last week, but I’m not going to impose a deadline on Shane,” Bross said. “It’s his market. He’s the free agent. If they’re serious suitors and want his services for all the right reasons, they’ll respect that he has unfinished business at home.”
Bross did say that Doan will not accept a one-year offer, but that is no great revelation. Doan figured to get multiyear offers in free agency anyway, and Coyotes GM Don Maloney has said all along that the club is prepared to offer Doan a multiyear deal.
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