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Video- Shane Doan’s #19 Goes To The Rafters In Arizona

Shane Doan is the face of Arizona hockey.

 

 

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Shane Doan Now A Part Of The NHL’s Hockey Operations

NEW YORK / TORONTO (Oct. 26, 2017) – A consummate leader, popular teammate and respected opponent who became a franchise icon over his 21 NHL seasons, Shane Doan has joined the NHL’s Hockey Operations Department, the League announced today.

Doan will work with Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell and his staff on all aspects of the game. He will work closely with hockey executives on the Club level and be involved with the Competition Committee.

“We are thrilled to welcome Shane, whose vast experience and in-depth knowledge of the game will be invaluable to the League office,” Campbell said. “We look forward to calling upon his two decades of playing experience – particularly his incomparable understanding of the game as it is being played today.”

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Shane Doan Could Join The NHL’s Hockey Operations Department

from TSN,

Shane Doan could be headed for a role in the NHL's front office.

TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reported Thursday Doan has been in contact with the league regarding a position in the hockey operations department.

Doan retired after 21 NHL seasons  in July when he failed to land a contract in free agency. He spent his entire career with the Arizona Coyotes franchise.

LeBrun reports Doan's role, if negotiations go well, would fall under Colin Campbell, the NHL's director of hockey operations.

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Shane Doan Is Retiring

from Arizona Sports,

Shane Doan called it a career on Wednesday and announced his retirement, reports 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro.

Doan spent 21 seasons in the NHL, all of which were spent with the Arizona Coyotes franchise.

The decision was reached despite Edmonton, Calgary, Nashville, Dallas and the New York Rangers showing interest in Doan as a free agent.

One team had even offered him a contract, but Doan told Gambadoro that he didn’t want to move his family and risk becoming a fourth-line player in an unfamiliar place.

Doan said he was at peace with his decision.

The long-time captain placed a “thank you” letter published in the The Arizona Republic.

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Jarome Iginla And Shane Doan Want To Continue Playing

from NHL.com,

Free agent forwards Jarome Iginla and Shane Doan want to play in the NHL this season but are having difficulty finding someone to sign with.

The veterans each told Kamloops This Week that they have been in contact with multiple teams.

"At 40, you want to be on a contending team," Iginla said last week. "With the parity in the NHL, there are probably 15 teams that have a chance. … You factor all that in, along with family. At this point, we're still uncertain."

Iginla had 27 points (14 goals, 13 assists) and was minus-30 in 80 games for the Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings last season.

"I know last year I had a tough year, probably the toughest of my career," he said. "I look at it as fuel. I think I can bounce back and score goals and help a team in different areas."

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Goodbye Shane Doan

from Dan Bickley of azcentral sports,

Doan's playing career in Arizona was effectively terminated on Monday by the Coyotes when it was announced he would not be offered a contract. The organization couldn't wait for Doan to retire on his terms. The decision is callous, ungrateful and raises significant questions about the future of the franchise.

And in the end, it might be the best thing that ever happened to one of the most popular athletes in Arizona history.

Doan is 40 and has spent half his life in a Coyotes uniform. Over 20 seasons in the desert, his enduring commitment and great standing in the community helped the Coyotes survive a series of crises that could’ve severed the bond between a team and its paying customers.

He never left for greener pastures or lost belief in the future, and Coyotes fans took his cue. Out of love and respect, they remained true to the organization he dutifully represented.

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Evening Line- Shane Doan

via Arizona Sports tweets,

Shane Doan on @BurnsAndGambo: "Without a doubt" re: feeling some sadness and anger over what happened w/ Coyotes

Shane Doan on @BurnsAndGambo talking about team moving on: "I wasn't expecting it, so there's an element of surprise in that"

Shane Doan on @BurnsAndGambo says owner Barroway wanted to go with younger players, and felt him being around may have delayed things.

Shane Doan on @BurnsAndGambo: "I disagree with the decision, but that's not my prerogative -- that's theirs"

Shane Doan on @BurnsAndGambo says he will not throw away all he has built up with the Coyotes org. over Barroway's decision to move on.

A few more related tweets in their recent timeline too.

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Shane Doan’s Playing Career Done In Arizona

via Pierre LeBrun tweets,

The Arizona Coyotes are parting ways with long time captain Shane Doan. The club informed him over the weekend.

Doan hasn't decided on his playing future yet. There are other teams I believe who have some interest in him.

Obviously must be a tough pill to swallow for Doan, classy leader, played for one organization his whole career

I would expect the team to offer him a job in the organization one day after his playing career is over

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Video- Dear Doan

Todd Walsh with the open letter feature...

 

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Goodbye Shane Doan?

from Dan Bickley of azcentral sports,

After 21 years of unparalleled service, Shane Doan could be down to his final game as captain of the Arizona Coyotes.

Cheer like you’ll never see him again.

Doan hasn’t made up his mind about whether he’s finished as a NHL player. That won’t change before Saturday’s faceoff. This inconvenient truth makes it impossible for a staged love-in at Gila River Arena when the Coyotes wrap up their season with a game against Minnesota.

Doan, 40, doesn’t look like he has much left in the tank. He certainly has nothing left to prove. He’s also endured an extremely frustrating season, from freak injuries to the salary-dump trade of teammate Martin Hanzal to diminished ice time.

His unshakable faith in the organization has been tested like never before.

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Video- Shane Doan After The First Period

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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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Shane Doan scores his 400th goal in his 1,500th game

Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan scored his 400th goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday:

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Video- Arizona Fans Salute Shane Doan Before His 1500th NHL Game

Now this is a first...

 

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It’s Official- Shane Doan Signs A One-Year Contract With The Arizona Coyotes

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed Shane Doan to a one-year contract. As per Club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

"We are thrilled to have Shane back for another year," said Chayka. "No one has done more for this franchise than Shane. He's one of the best captains in the NHL and we are lucky to have him."

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Audio- Why Shane Doan?

via Sportsnet,

The host of Dean Blundell & Co. goes on an epic rant about Shane Doan, “a guy that looks forward to sucking every season.”

 

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Shane Doan Reportedly Agrees To A One-Year Contract With The Arizona Coyotes

from Sarah McLellan of azcentral,

Coyotes captain Shane Doan agreed to a one-year contract late Monday night to remain with the only franchise he's ever played for, league sources said.

The deal contains a base salary of $2.5 million, a source said, a deferred signing bonus and incentives that essentially amount to $5 million.

Doan is coming off a four-year, $21.2 million deal and one of the most successful seasons of his career as he led the Coyotes in goals with 28, tying his third-highest output and doubling his production from 2014-15.

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All Shane Doan

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

The Coyotes are in a playoff spot right now, second in the division and 7-1-2 in the past 10. Does this surprise you at all, because around the League most people are surprised?

"Well, I always think you're better than what others think you are, but at the same time, it's impossible not to be swayed by the so-called experts' opinion. At the beginning of the year, we thought we were going to be OK. We looked at the four centermen we had and that we brought in that weren't with us at the end of last year, with Martin Hanzal, Antoine Vermette, Brad Richardson and Boyd Gordon, and you think if you have one of those four guys on the ice at all times, you're going to be OK. So we were thinking we were going to be OK, but at the same time where we were being picked is always going to skew what you're thinking. It's hard not to. But at the same time, I thought we had a shot at being in the playoff hunt if we got good goaltending. I mean, that's everything. And we're getting good goaltending.

"When we did make it to the [Western] Conference Final, that's four years ago. That was fun, but the last couple, and especially last year, was the hard year. So yeah, you're excited, but I think the thing that's so exciting is the young guys have played such a big role in our team being better. If your team is going to have long-term success, it always starts with the young guys being the core and central guys. You can bring in and add a guy here and there, but for the most part, you need your young guys to come along, and they've really done that."

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Shane Doan’s Night

from Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports,

Max Domi was in prime position. He had the puck deep in the slot with Winnipeg goaltender Connor Hellebuyck moving from left to right.

It was the perfect scoring opportunity, but Domi never considered taking it. He couldn’t with Shane Doan open at the far post and a raucous New Year’s Eve crowd holding its collective breath at Gila River Arena. The future face of the franchise wasn’t about to steal the moment from the current face of the franchise.

“I’m not really a goal scorer,” Domi quipped. “He has six million goals.”

Domi’s return-pass on a give-and-go landed right on Doan’s tape, and the Coyotes captain buried the offering into the open side of the net for his 380th career goal. That marker broke Dale Hawerchuk’s franchise record and set the tone for a very happy New Year in a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

Doan added two thundering hits, a critical screen on Oliver Ekman-Larson’s fifth game-winning goal of the season and an empty-netter against the team with which he played his first NHL season.

“The symbolism is pretty cool and I recognize that,” said Doan, who tied Hawerchuk’s mark with a hat trick on Tuesday against the Chicago Blackhawks. “It was nice just to get it quickly and not dwell on it.”

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Video- A Fine Feature On Shane Doan

Elliotte Friedman feature on Shane Doan.

via Sportsnet,

 

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Videos- Columbus/Arizona Walk The Fine Line Between Fighting Majors And Roughing Penalties

19:42 ARI Shane Doan  Game misconduct against  Boone Jenner
19:42 ARI Shane Doan  Misconduct (10 min) against  Boone Jenner
19:42 CBJ Boone Jenner  Misconduct (10 min) against  Shane Doan
19:42 CBJ Scott Hartnell  Roughing against  John Scott
19:42 ARI John Scott  Roughing against  Scott Hartnell
19:42 ARI John Scott  Roughing against  Scott Hartnell

Video evidence....

 

 

Below, Doan talks about the calls by the ref plus video of another flare-up...

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Will The Arizona Coyotes Show Loyalty To Shane Doan?

from Brendan Porter of Five For Howling,

So what do the Arizona Coyotes owe Doan for his loyalty? If they're smart, nothing.

That isn't to say the Coyotes shouldn't at least explore the possibility of making Doan a Coyote for the rest of his career. Though Shane Doan will be 39 next season, he is still a very competent player.

Shane Doan is a good third liner compared to the rest of the NHL. He is a great leader in the locker room. He should receive a contract worthy of both. But he should not be "made whole". He should not receive a contract based on what he may have received in the past.

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Shane Doan excited about Arizona’s 15-16 season outlook

Via Pro Hockey Talk's James O'Brien, Shane Doan spoke with Fox Sports Arizona's Craig Morgan on Wednesday evening, and Doan is excited about the Coyotes' outlook for the upcoming season:

[They] did bring back Doan's close friend, center Antoine Vermette, re-signed defenseman Zbynek Michalek, signed forwards Brad Richardson and Steve Downie and traded for defenseman Nicklas Grossman. With more room in the budget, it is clear that ownership has loosened the purse strings a bit in an effort to avoid a repeat of last season's collapse.

"We made a lot of moves this summer, and all of them were for legitimate, really good NHL players," Doan said. "I think it is everyone's goal again to put ourselves in a position where we can see good things happening. There's no question we're going to have to get back to that old pack mentality where everybody is chipping in. We need some young guys to step up, and we need some old guys to step up, but you look at Calgary and how they turned it around, and it gives you hope."

Doan said he has no plans to waive his no-move clause and request a trade in the final year of his contract. He also said he wants to keep playing beyond this year.

"I always want to approach it that way until I know I'm done," he said. "I'd like to have a good year. If I feel I can still help the team and they still want me, we can go from there."

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Garrioch discusses Jagr trade fallout and the ‘tanking’ Yotes

Among the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch's weekly trade rumors and scoops:

There will be plenty of eyes on Florida after the Panthers waged their future with two draft picks at the deadline to get veteran winger Jaromir Jagr from New Jersey to try to make a push for the playoffs. Florida is about to come up short again and don't be surprised if former Pittsburgh GM Ray Shero lands in the organization in some capacity. He has a close relationship with Panthers' executive chairman.

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You have to give the Coyotes credit because going into Saturday's action they had a legitimate shot of getting the best odds (20%) of winning the draft lottery. Because Coyotes GM Don Maloney did a teardown at the deadline by dealing the likes of forward Antoine Vermette (Chicago) along with defencemen Keith Yandle (Rangers) and Zbynek Michalek (St. Louis) and goalie Devan Dubnyk (Minnesota), Arizona is in a position to get a strong pick. On March 2, the Coyotes were four points ahead of the Sabres with 47. You have to wonder how much Arizona wants to improve next year because 2016 top prospect Austin Matthews, who is with the U.S. national team development program, is from the Coyotes' backyard and would be a huge get. Captain Shane Doan has always maintained he doesn't want to go anywhere but this could be a test of resolve.

Garrioch continues, discussing the possibility of Las Vegas being awarded an NHL team this year, the World Cup's "Young Guns" team, the Olympics and Todd McLellan...

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Video- Shane Doan Hit On Kris Letang

No penalty on the play...

via Sportsnet,

Kris Letang just can’t catch a break this season after a big check from Shane Doan caused the Penguins defender to fall awkwardly tail-bone first into the boards.

 

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Garrioch discusses the Coyotes’ fire sale and Anaheim’s attempts to snag Myers

A certain fan base that visits Kukla's Korner regularly reacted to Arizona Coyotes GM Don Maloney's suggestion that it would be "difficult" to part with Shane Doan and Oliver Ekman-Larsson, but that just about everyone else on his team's roster is available, means that OEL is  on the move, but even the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch doesn't belive that to be true--though he does have some news about the Coyotes' would-be fire sale:

In summary, captain Shane Doan won’t be going anywhere, defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson is doubtful to be moved (but could be) and if teams are willing to pay the price then pretty much everybody else is on the market. However, buyers should beware.

For example, centre Antoine Vermette will be going somewhere by the March 2 deadline and he’s highly-sought after. The talk amongst NHL executives is when the Senators made a call, the asking price may have been top-prospect Curtis Lazar or another high-end prospect.

For a rental? Thanks, but no thanks for the Senators, but that doesn’t mean some contender won’t pay it.

Defenceman Keith Yandle, a year away from unrestricted free agency, is also drawing a lot of interest. The Coyotes will want two pieces and a pick in return for him but Maloney hasn’t given teams interested an idea of just how big he wants those two pieces to be.

“If you can get Yandle at this deadline you can get him for two playoff runs,” noted a league executive. “This isn’t an easy move but you’re getting a guy who can play 20-plus minutes and is pretty good offensively.”

Garrioch continues, discussing the Leafs' possible attempts to move Dion Phaneuf and Phil Kessel, Martin Brodeur's retirement as a Blue, and this:

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Afternoon Line- Shane Doan

via Mark Master tweets,

Shane Doan on if he's thought about asking out of ARZ so he gets one more shot at Cup; says that plan rarely works for players.

Doan: "Everyone talks about the way Ray Bourque did it ... storybook ending, but there's a lot of guys that it doesn't work for."

Doan: "If you make that decision you have to understand the consequences that go along with it. This is my home."

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Garrioch: Coyotes to shed assets as part of ‘retooling’

According to the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch, the Arizona Coyotes are preparing to "retool" in earnest, and that means something of a trade deadline sell-off:

Centre Antoine Vermette: A UFA on July 1, he likely won’t be re-signed which means he’ll be moved. Three teams looking to bulk up for a playoff run — Chicago, Montreal and Boston — would be interested in Vermette. He’ll cash in next summer with a contract of more than $6 million per season and could benefit from a long playoff run. The asking price will depend on how good a prospect the buyer is willing to give up.

Defenceman Keith Yandle: He has one year left before free agency, but he’ll be looking for a big raise from his $5.25-million cap hit. He has one year left at $5.75 million and plenty of teams are looking for help on the blueline. The Stars, Ducks, Wings and Canucks may have an interest in Yandle.

Expect UFA defenceman Zbynek Michalek and winger Martin Erat also to get moved before the deadline. There will be debate about captain Shane Doan, but he has one year left with a cap hit of $5.3 million and would have to approve any move. That doesn’t make sense, you have to keep some pieces in place and Doan is the face of the franchise.

Garrioch continues, and somehow, this doesn't surprise me:

The NHL approved those flashy jerseys Team (Nick) Foligno and Team (Jonathan) Toews will wear at next weekend’s all-star game in Columbus. The word is league officials have been surprised by what’s been a largely negative reaction to the look.

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Video- The Old Broken Blade Shootout Goal

from Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic,

Captain Shane Doan had converted nearly 31 percent of his shootout attempts over the span of his career, but he hadn't been able to earn a spot in the Coyotes rotation this season until Saturday.

And apparently the wait meant plenty of time to tap into his creativity.

Doan made a memorable debut as he used a stick-shattering shot to finally solve the Ducks' Frederik Andersen in the fourth round of the shootout, which dealt the Coyotes a 2-1 win in front of 13,656 at Gila River Arena in their return from the three-day Christmas break.

"He didn't show me that move in practice," coach Dave Tippett said. "He shows me that move in practice, maybe I'd use him a little more."

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Shane Doan Recalls His Case Of Rocky Mountain Fever

from Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic,

On Dec. 3, the Coyotes opened a three-game road trip in Edmonton against the Oilers with Doan contributing a goal and assist to the 6-2 win. But he felt miserable. Actually, the flu-like symptoms he was coping with – chills alternating with sweats and a nagging headache – led to a sleepless night before the game.

But Doan persevered and not only did he face the Oilers, he played the following night in Calgary even though he wasn't feeling any better.

The Coyotes left for Vancouver following the 4-1 loss to the Flames and told Doan to rest on the off-day. He remained in his hotel room, curled up on the bed while wearing a trench coat, scarf, knit hat and gloves. Aside from now being hot and cold at the same time, the achiness spread to his knees, elbows and shoulders.

"When the blood would move, it would hurt," Doan said. "So I would just stay in one position, and I was shaking."

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Shane Doan Not Even Thinking About Leaving the Arizona Coyotes

from Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic,

The Coyotes have failed to make the playoffs since that Cinderella run, and barring a midseason revival, the team seems poised for a third consecutive absence.

This trajectory has led many to wonder if now is the time for Doan to cash in those 19 years of unwavering service, request a trade and seek a championship with a different team.

Apparently, though, Doan isn't one of them.

"It hasn't even crossed my mind," he said. "It's not even something I'm thinking about. I don't foresee me ever making that decision."

Doan and the Coyotes are about as interchangeable as it gets, so it'd be tough to see him slip on a sweater of another color. But no one could blame him for tagging out to chase a personal ambition after being a pillar of optimism through ownership drama and relocation rumors — especially at the age of 38.

But, believe it or not, it's that commitment to the Coyotes that gives Doan plenty of reason to stay.

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Shane Doan Focused On The Stanley Cup

from Luke Fox of Sportsnet,

So even though the 400-goal milestone is just 43 red lamps away and he’s won two gold medals with Canada at the World Championship, Doan still has his sights on the Cup.

“It’s your dream. It’s the reason why you play,” said Doan, who is signed with Arizona through the 2015-16 season. “It feels like it’s my responsibility to find a way to do it here. Obviously people can laugh at that and find that humourous. We haven’t looked like one of the contenders in the last two years and this year so far, but at the same time, I really like our group, and I think Mike Smith is an unbelievable goalie. And that’s the key.

“I’m really focusing on us, and I’m not even going to worry about what else could be going on.”

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Shane Doan Working On Being In Top Shape

from Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic,

After catching Rocky Mountain fever last season and losing 12 games while he attempted to restore his energy and strength, Coyotes captain Shane Doan could have given his body more downtime this offseason.

But he didn't.

Instead, the 37-year-old began his summer training even earlier than normal – starting in early May as opposed to the end of the month when he usually resumes workouts.

"I didn't like, obviously, the way last year went not making the playoffs," he said.

Rectifying that, it seems, is a top concern for Doan. When asked about his health, Doan answers with a simple, "Good," and a smile that closes the conversation. Of course, he hasn't forgotten about the way the bacterial disease sapped his stamina and left him fatigued.

In fact, improving his cardio has been an objective this summer and remains a priority as he skates at the Ice Den in Scottsdale with teammates before training camp opens in a week.

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Afternoon Line

"I don't even know what our level is because we're barely above average right now, if average. "It's not acceptable. Not even close."

We're up 2-1 to start the second and we do absolutely nothing, nothing as a group. Absolutely nothing. We have a chance to put a team away when you're up 2-1 at home, and I don't think we got a shot for 12 minutes. It's embarrassing. It's embarrassing."

-Shane Doan of the Phoenix Coyotes after losing 3-2 to Buffalo last night.  More from the CP at TSN.

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Afternoon Line

“We’re not very good, we haven’t been very good for a while. We’ve been fooling ourselves with finding ways to come back and get points — tie games and get to overtime — probably the last month-and-a-half. We haven’t been good enough, and we gotta be better as a group.”

-Shane Doan of the Phoenix Coyotes.  More on the Coyotes from Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic.

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Shane Doan Returns Tonight

from Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic,

Although Doan is still tied for the most goals on the team with 12, the Coyotes are curbing their expectations — at least initially. Tippett isn’t sure how many minutes he’ll assign Doan, but he still expects Doan to settle into his former habits.

“He wants to create plays,” Tippett said. “He wants to make things happen in the game. I think you’ll see him try to do that.”

In that sense, Doan’s return couldn’t come at a better time. The Coyotes haven’t won back-to-back games since early December and were shut out for the first time this season Thursday.

“I’ve totally kind of come to grips with where I’m going to be in my career, and I really want to be on a team that wins,” Doan said. “And this team, I think, has a chance to be good, and we gotta get kind of going and winning again and winning on a consistent basis. Hopefully we can win the next one and go from there.”

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Shane Doan Has A Form Of Rocky Mountain Fever Disease

from Sarah McLellan of AZCentral,

Coyotes captain Shane Doan will not join the team on their current road trip before the league breaks for Christmas, but the team has been able to identify his illness.

“It looks like some form of Rocky Mountain fever disease,” General Manager Don Maloney said Friday. “Our medical team is on top of it. Every day he seems like he’s getting a little better and a little more energy and has started to exercise a little more. We’re encouraged. He’s trending in a positive manner and for us. It’s just going to take time.”

According to the Mayo Clinic, Rocky Mountain fever is described as a bacterial disease that affects the cells in the lining of blood vessels, causing the vessels to leak. Symptoms include headache and fever, which Doan previously said he experienced.

Doan is on injured reserve, is considered week-to-week and is still on medication, Maloney said.

“It’s certainly not to the point that we’re worried that he’ll never return,” Maloney said. “But it is my understanding that it’s an illness that responds to medication. Everybody’s different.”

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Video- Doan Meets With The Media To Discuss His Illness

from Dave Vest of the Phoenix Coyotes,

"It would help if they could say this is what it was or what it is, but I'm responding to what they have me on and I'm feeling better," he said. "I was not feeling too hot for a few days."

Doan, was who has been suffering headaches and body aches, said he is beginning to respond to medication and that he was able to ride a stationary bike for 10 minutes on Saturday.

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More Testing On Shane Doan

from Jerry Brown at NHL.com,

 Exactly what has been ailing Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan for the last week hasn't been revealed. But coach Dave Tippett indicated the illness isn't simply a short-term concern, and it could keep Phoenix's leading goal scorer and leader out of the lineup for an extended period.

Doan was not on the ice Thursday morning and will miss his third straight game when the Coyotes host the New York Islanders. Doan has a team-best 12 goals and 23 points in 27 games and leaves a big hole in the Coyotes lineup, both in production and leadership.

"He's still under the weather and he's still not going to be available for the foreseeable future," Tippett said. "He's still getting some tests done, so hopefully it's not long, long-term."

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Video- Shane Doan Targets Johnny Oduya

Oduya down, Oduya up and Oduya down again.

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Afternoon Line

On what player he would compare Ekman-Larsson to:

“It’s one of those thing that nobody wants to ever say because it’s such a huge compliment and such a hard thing to live up to. But his personality and the way he plays the game, with his stick and how smart he is, he has a lot of things that look like Nicklas Lidstrom. He’s a kind of lanky guy that gets his shot through. I’ve obvious never gotten to play with him, just against him a lot. Obviously to compare anyone to him is almost blasphemy, but at the same time, if there is anyone you could come close to, it would be Oliver.”

-Shane Doan of the Phoenix Coyotes, via Mayor's Manor where you can read more from Doan.

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Call It Investing In The NHL

from Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic,

The NHL is in the early stages of a 10-year television deal that pays the league $2 billion, one that expires after the 2020-2021 season. But Doan thinks the numbers are going to get much better in the future, envisioning a day when the local broadcast rights exceed what the entire league currently receives.

That’s why the NHL’s best captain is so happy. He believes in the Coyotes’ front office, the blue line, the system and the goaltender. The stability of new ownership means that he and his teammates are no longer “Coyotes’ apologists,” and no longer “the weird kids on the block.”

He also believes Gosbee and LeBlanc will succeed where others have failed because of the shifting value of television advertising. His bosses aren’t just buying a financially-troubled franchise, thereby inheriting an unsolvable math problem.

They are purchasing a stake in the NHL, at a glorious time to be a sports owner.

“That would be my opinion,” Doan said.

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Afternoon Line

I'm probably always going to remain very optimistic. Maybe to a fault, but I'm very optimistic that it's going to get done in the next few days. People always say, 'They've been telling you the same thing for three years.' It's different now. Mr. Jamison has been cleared by the league. He has the money in escrow. The lease agreement was done already once, so the core issues of it are done. Everything's in place. We just need the city to sign off on it because everything else is done. And the city, obviously the deal with the city has been worked and talked about so much and the city has been helping out with keeping the Coyotes here and they've done so much. It's not like anyone's saying it's up to them, but that's the last piece. If that can get done, then everything is really in place for this franchise not just to survive but flourish and I'm excited about that.;

-Shane Doan of the Phoenix Coyotes on September 6, 2012. More from the radio interview Doan did with XTRA 910 via Sarah McLellan at azcentral.

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When And Where Will The Coyotes Play

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

For Shane Doan and the rest of his Phoenix Coyotes teammates, it’s a double dose of uncertainty these days. 

Being locked out and unsure of when they’ll be able to resume their NHL livelihood is stressful enough, then add in the fact the perpetual ownership saga in Phoenix remains unresolved, and you've got one lousy situation altogether. 

But Doan, the Coyotes' captain and face of the franchise for all these years, is trying to maintain a strong front as he waits out both situations. 

"You just try to cross each bridge when you get to them," Doan told ESPN.com Thursday. "I know that’s kind of cheesy but that’s what it is. You hope both situations get done soon." 

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What’s Doan Doing?

from Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic,

He's made a few public comments on his situation, talking in July when he participated in NHLPA meetings in New York and then in August at an autograph sighing in Ontario. But Doan gave his most candid interview yet on Thursday when he joined Dan Bickley and Mike Jurecki on XTRA 910.

The telling points:

- Doan says a deal between him and the Coyotes is done. All that he's waiting on to put pen to paper is Greg Jamison acquiring the team.

- Doan confirms what's been speculated for awhile now, that Jamison has secured the money to purchase the Coyotes and the money is waiting in escrow.

- The list of teams Doan would consider joining if a deal with the Coyotes can't be worked out is down to two or three clubs.

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Doan Doing Everything He Can Do To Stay In Phoenix

from NHL.com,

Shane Doan reiterated Saturday that his preference is to re-sign with the Phoenix Coyotes.

“Right now I’m doing everything I can to stay there and that’s kind of my goal,” Doan said in an interview with TSN. “At the same time, I’m having to do some due diligence, now in the fact that the longer it takes the more likely and the harder it seems to be to get a deal done in Phoenix.”

Doan, who became an unrestricted free agent July 1, has put off signing with the Coyotes while the team’s future ownership is determined.

Doan reportedly has visited with the Philadelphia Flyers, New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks. Nashville Predators general manager David Poile said this week his team also has interest in the forward but would not require a visit.

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Watch the TSN interview…

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Afternoon Line

Shane (Doan), you’re a Canadian – go be loyal to the country and play in your backyard. You want a Cup shot, go to the defending champs. You want to play with the biggest superstar in the league, join Crosby in Pittsburgh. Whatever you choose, just go.

While I admire the loyalty, he has to see that he has a myriad of options he has that’ll all come without having to take a hometown discount, and do the right thing.

At this point, if he doesn’t choose a new team, I’ll stop feeling bad about the bum luck that’s resigned him to never winning a Cup. They’ll still love him here regardless, so if he really wants it that bad, he should ride off into the sunset like the cowboy he is.

-Justin Bourne of The Score where you can read more on Doan.

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How Badly Does Vancouver Want Doan?

from Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province,

At this point, even if the Phoenix ownership situation stabilizes, there’s no guarantee the Coyotes, a franchise without much money, can even afford Doan. The market has been set, and it’s pricey.

The question isn’t still are the Canucks on Doan’s short list? The question now for Vancouver is how many years are the Canucks willing to commit to Doan to stay on his short list?

What has become clear by the offers which are already in is a three-year deal, the lowest term he’d even consider, is not going to be enough to land Doan.

To stay competitive, it’s going to take at least a four-year offer, something the Canucks would probably do.

But more likely, especially when you look at the free spenders involved, Doan is going to get multiple five-year offers, something which would give the Canucks some sleepless nights. This is a risky proposition for a team to lock up a power forward for five years who turns 36 years old in October.

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Report- Doan May Be Too Expensive For Detroit

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Doan’s Road Trip

from Frank Seravalli of Frequent Flyers,

Even after making the biggest splash of the summer by signing Shea Weber to an offer sheet on Wednesday, the Flyers may not be done shopping just yet.

Shane Doan visited Philadelphia to meet with Flyers executives and get a peek at the city on Saturday, multiple sources have confirmed to the Daily News.

One league source said that while there is mutual interest between the Flyers and Doan, the visit was more about Doan “just checking his options.” He also spent 90 minutes with the Rangers on Friday, after spending time in New York for the NHLPA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations.

Doan, 35, has spent his entire career with the Phoenix / Winnipeg franchise - the only original Coyote still playing in Phoenix. In fact, Doan, Nikolai Khabibulin and Teemu Selanne are the last active players from the final 1995-96 Jets team in Winnipeg. He has been the Coyotes’ captain since 2003.

That history is one reason why many believe Doan will remain in the desert, but not without first considering all of his options.

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