Shane Doan has no visit scheduled with the Buffalo Sabres, the Canucks remain interested but they’re also looking at another player, Red Wings fans balk at overpaying for Doan, while his agent comes under criticism for negotiating through the media.
“No we have not met with him and I don’t know whether we will meet with him. We’re monitoring the situation and I’ll leave it at that.” When asked if Doan has scheduled a visit with the team Regier said, “No, not yet.”
Regier did acknowledge he would be interested if the long-time Coyotes forward decides to move on.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Ben Kuzma reports the Canucks remain interested in Doan, plus they have interest in UFA center Jason Arnott.
MLIVE.COM: Brendan Savage reports Red Wings fans are please their club isn’t willing to overpay for Doan, who reportedly received a four-year, $30 million offer from an unnamed Eastern Conference team.
INSIDEPITTSBURGHSPORTS.COM: A level of frustration with Doan’s agent, Terry Bross, may be growing among some teams interested in his client, suggesting Bross is negotiating through the media to drive up Doan’s value.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Sure, Bross is negotiating through the media, but he’s doing his job, trying to get the best contract offer he can for his client from the teams he’s interested in playing for.
I doubt the Sabres are on Doan’s radar, as I suspect he wants to sign with a potential Cup contender. The Wings would be interested in Doan, but they’re not keen to overpay. I doubt they’d go higher than $5.25 million per on a two or three year deal. For now, the guessing game continues.