Phoenix Coyotes: Jamison Gets Lease Agreement; Still Seeks Funding to Buy Team

June 8th, 2012 by Mark Brown Leave a reply »

Maybe Phoenix captain Shane Doan knows something we do not know, something that remains hidden.

Perhaps it’s some inside information regarding the future of the Phoenix franchise and whether life support will continue or the plug will be pulled on the NHL in the desert.

After the Coyotes lost to the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference finals last month, the team gathered at Arena to clean out lockers and discuss the past, present and future.

At that time, Doan did not sound very cheerful or optimistic about continuing his career as a Coyote.

Doan, who becomes a free agent on July 1, spent his entire NHL career with the Winnipeg/Phoenix franchise. In talking with reporters in front of his locker, Doan did not appear very optimistic that a buyer could be found within a reasonable amount of time. More importantly, he sounded like a lost soul who was torn between loyalty and realism.

As captain of the team on the ice, Doan did not rule out exploring prospects with other clubs but said his heart remains in the desert.

“I have four kids and they all have been born here,&rdq ...

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