Reports Shane Doan has signed four-year $21.5 million extension with Coyotes

The Canucks were hoping a gold-medal winning veteran with a cap hit of about $5 million would be reporting to training camp this month.

And it’s true, one is planning to. But he’s the wrong one.

Roberto Luongo may be in Vancouver next week and prepared to report to camp, if camp ever happens. So he’s in. For now. But Shane Doan appears to be out, according to reports which have him agreeing to a four-year, $21.5 million extension with the Phoenix Coyotes, pending the completed sale of the club to Greg Jamison.

The Canucks had tabled a similar offer, though the money wasn’t quite as much, and still believe they have the best chance to be Doan’s Plan B. But that Plan B is disappearing faster than those polar bears on Lost.

Doan represented an opportunity to significantly and instantly improve the Canucks, which explains why they were pursuing him with a courtship which included a dinner at the city’s Italian Kitchen.

Doan kept saying it wasn’t about the money, and it hasn’t been as the Phoenix deal is significantly less than the $30-million contract he was offered.

5 Responses to Reports Shane Doan has signed four-year $21.5 million extension with Coyotes

  1. leafs_wallace93 says:

    After all that he just re ups with a dying franchise for five million per? What a nancy, I’m glad he’ll keep wasting his career so that he’ll be forgotten by all hockey fans.

    • Steven_Leafs0 says:

      he wants to stay with the team he has been with his entire career, there is nothing wrong with that.

      Besides what did you want him to do?

    • mojo19 says:

      It would have been cool to see Marty Brodeur and Shane Doan shake things up, but I also respect players who stay with one team throughout their career.

      Favre is an example of a guy who hurt his image by changing teams late in his career. I think Mike Modano pulled it off with his year in Detroit for some reason. Marty Brodeur would’ve been like Favre, but I think Doan could have signed a 4 or 5 year deal with another club and forged out a memorable run at the end of his career in a place like Pittsburgh or something, and no one would have thought differently of him, so I’m a bit disappointed too, but I can understand him wanting to stay with the organization that drafted him.

      • Steven_Leafs0 says:

        Modano pulled it off because Dallas refused to sign him. Plus either Detroit was his hometown or it was in his home state I cannot remember.

        • JoelLeafs says:

          Yeah, he’s from Michigan.

          I’m surprised no one mentioned a certain #13 that played for the leafs and jumped ship in the end of his career…

          I also have a great deal of respect for Domi for not signing anywhere else after the stupid management bought out his contract. He claimed that some teams had interest (I dunno, could be true.. maybe) but refused to wear any other jersey. Class. Also, since they bought him out they have never seen the post season… coincidence? I think not!

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