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by George Malik on 07/11/12 at 08:18 PM ET
MLive’s Phillip Zaroo spoke to Red Wings GM Ken Holland about a certain Shane Doan and the fact that, well, his agent claims that Doan’s interested in playing for every team in the frickin’ universe, and that his “deadline” for actually considering free agent offers keeps on getting pushed back and pushed back.
Given the silly level of sales pitching going on, the Wings won’t fly to recruit Doan; if Doan wants to come to Detroit, the Wings will listen, but they’re not going to get worked up about it:
“I think Shane Doan has to make a decision, obviously, if he wants to leave Phoenix,” Holland said. “The media likes to create a lot of stories, but at the end of the day, a player has to make a personal decision that fits their wants and needs.”
Though Doan’s agent Terry Bross has been vocal with seemingly every reporter who’ll listen, he hasn’t said much of substance. So Holland will wait until Doan’s situation comes into focus a bit more before he starts counting his chickens.
“If and when he decides that he wants to leave Phoenix,” he said of the 35-year-old, “I think he’s a player that all 30 teams in the league would love to have.”
And, as the Free Press’s Helene St. James sensibly put it:
#RedWings in waiting mode on UFA F Shane Doan as he deals with family issue. Doan’s camp not taking offers so much as listening to teams.— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) July 11, 2012
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