Up until now, the Shane Doan saga has been a slow one.
The original “decision” was slated to be on July 9th, but with the ownership situation still unresolved in Arizona, Doan has given Phoenix an “extension” of sorts to help them in their efforts of retaining him. In the past few days however, teams interested in Doan have started to surface.
Teams like Detroit and Pittsburgh have been “aggressively” perusing the 35 year old captain, while other teams such as Buffalo and Vancouver have also been heavily involved.
Amongst all the talk surrounding Shane Doan, there may be a dark horse team that could slip through the cracks and acquire his services.
The Philadelphia Flyers.
According to a source very close to the negotiations, Shane Doan has a “definite interest” in Philadelphia.
I asked my source if the Flyers had shown any legit interest in Shane Doan, and about an hour later, I recieved this e-mail.
Yes they have and depending on the outcome of the situation with ownership in AZ Shane has definite interest in Philly.
Shane Doan could fill the offensive void left by Jaromir Jagr after signing a one year, $4.5 million contract with the Dallas Stars. By no means does this news make Doan a Flyer, but it is refreshing to see that the Flyers have inquired about him and are still active in free agency.
My source also went on to tell me that the Flyers have not yet submitted a formal offer to Doan, but they have been in close contact. it appears as though the Flyers are “monitoring” the situation for now to get a feel for what they may have to offer.
I will be sure to keep on top of this situation, and it appears we won’t have to wait a heck of a lot longer before Doan’s decision comes to a head.
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