Canucks willing to be patient with Shane Doan, Carlo Colaiacovo reportedly seeks longer deal with Red Wings, while Stephane Robidas may be too valuable for the Stars to trade.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE’s Ben Kuzma recently reported on Twitter Canucks GM Mike Gillis he’s been in constant contact with UFA winger Shane Doan. “He’s clearly a player we’d like to have in Vancouver and we’re going to wait it out.”

SPECTOR’S NOTE: While Doan is believed still hoping to re-sign with the Phoenix Coyotes, the Canucks are among several teams still keen to sign him. By September 15th (if his agent’s recent comments are anything to go by), we should know what Doan’s intentions are.

Colaiacovo gambling with Red Wings?

NBC SPORTS PRO HOCKEY TALK: cited a report claiming UFA defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo, who received a two-year contract offer from the Detroit Red Wings, is apparently holding out for a three year deal.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Given his injury history, it’s a risky move by Colaiacovo, who is obviously hoping to take advantage of the Wings need for experienced defensive depth.

DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Mike Heika conducted a player analysis of Stephane Robidas, noting he remains invaluable to the Dallas Stars defense, but suggested it would be best if he played fewer minutes.  Heika writes, “So while many ponder a possible trade of Robidas in order to clear the path for younger players or a big name defenseman, there’s a real chance he continues to do good work with the Stars for the next two seasons (or more). He can help this team…just not as the No. 1 defenseman.”