ARIZONA REPUBLIC: Sarah McLellan reports UFA right wing Shane Doan, in a recent radio interview, said a deal between he and the Phoenix Coyotes is done, and is now merely waiting for prospective buyer Greg Jamison to officially purchase the team. Doan confirmed Jamison has secured the funds to purchase the club, but also said he had two or three other clubs he’d consider joining if a deal with the Coyotes cannot be worked out. He remains optimistic, however, the sale to Jamieson will go through.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Earlier this week it was reported Jamison had secured the necessary funding. Given Doan’s comments, it now seems unlikely he’ll be signing with another NHL team. His agent had stated Doan would sign with the Coyotes or another club before September 15, so perhaps the sale to Jamison might be completed next week, and soon afterward, the details of Doan’s new contract.