The Canadiens remain interested in Shane Doan, while the Ducks apparently haven’t set an asking price for Bobby Ryan.
TORONTO SUN: Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin acknowledged he’d contacted long-time Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan. Bergevin also dismissed reports Doan had visited Montreal. “If Doan was in Montreal … he didn’t tell me,” Bergevin said.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Canadiens are believed on Doan’s list of possible destinations if he decides to leave the Coyotes, but I don’t believe he’ll be signing with the Habs. The NY Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings and Nashville Predators are also very interested in Doan, and they’ll give him a better chance of winning a Stanley Cup over the next couple of years than the Canadiens.
OTTAWA SUN’s Bruce Garrioch recently reported the following via Twitter: “The word from league executives: Anaheim GM Bob Murray hasn’t given a definitive asking price for Bobby Ryan.”
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I’m a few days late with this, and for that I apologize. Anyway, if Murray doesn’t have a definitive asking price, that suggests he’s not seriously shopping Ryan.