Updates on Shane Doan’s supposed asking price, while the Kings aren’t in any hurry to move goalie Jonathan Bernier.
TSN.CA: cited a report by David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail claiming a source said Shane Doan is seeking a four-year, $30 million contract if he leaves the Phoenix Coyotes via free agency.
KUKLA’S KORNER: George Malek cited “tweets” from Shoalts and Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic last night claiming Doan didn’t hear from prospective Coyotes owner Greg Jamison yesterday. Shoalts also noted Doan’s agent denied his client was seeking a four-year, $30 million deal.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I was suspicious of that initial report over Doan’s asking price, as it’s exactly the same as the rumored offer he received a couple of weeks ago from an “unnamed Eastern Conference team”. That Doan hasn’t heard from Jamison doesn’t bode well for the long-time Coyotes captain staying in Phoenix.
FOXSPORTS WEST: Jon Rosen reports the LA Kings aren’t in a hurry to honor the trade request of backup Jonathan Bernier, who has one season remaining on his current contract. Rosen doubts Bernier will be moved until the Kings 2012-13 needs are more clearly defined and more potential trade partners emerge.
TVASPORTS’s L.A. Lariviere reports via Twitter sources saying Bernier has spoken with Kings GM Dean Lombardi since telling him he wants a trade.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s possible someone might be willing to overpay for Bernier this summer, but I believe it’s unlikely, and expect he’ll be back in the Kings lineup to start the upcoming season, though he might not finish it with them.