Phoenix Coyotes Captain Shane Doan to Test Free Agency

June 26th, 2012 by Kevin Bonneville Leave a reply »
It may be hard to believe, but there is a possibility that Shane Doan could be wearing a different sweater come next season. News came out this afternoon that Captain Coyote will test the free agent waters that officially begins on July 1st.

Doan becoming an unrestricted free agent, and the Coyotes inability to lock up a deal, has everything to do with the Coyotes current ownership mess. Greg Jamison won't become the team's new owner by the beginning of next month, meaning the organization's hands are tied in terms of spending money.

Coyotes general manager Don Maloney believes Phoenix can still sign Doan despite the ownership issues.

"We feel confident we can re-sign him. It's just a matter of getting a little more clarity, hopefully when Greg Jamison's group may be able to take over the team.

"Unfortunately, it doesn't look like it'll happen by July 1, so now you run the risk of going to July 1 and some of my good friends in the general managers seats saying 'Let me just see if I can make it more expensive for the Coyotes' or make a legitimate offer."

Despite being 35, Doan is still arguably the Coyotes most important ...

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