Shane Doan's agent, Terry Bross, has been a busy bee today. He's everywhere -- and he's stirring up a bidding war.
Thanks to him, we knew eleven teams had already expressed interest in Doan. Bross noted that "two or three" teams would get a long look, even though it would "break his heart to do so."
Today, Bross dropped hints about which teams Doan would seriously consider.
The Los Angeles Kings
Via Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times:
Shane Doan: Plenty of teams will pursue him obv. Kings are interested in him. His agent, via email, says he does have interest in LAK.— lisa dillman (@reallisa) July 9, 2012
The reigning champs are an hour's flight from Phoenix, if he doesn't want to move his family.
The Detroit Red Wings
Via Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press:
Terry Bross, agent for UFA F Shane Doan, tells Detroit Free Press: "Shane has interest in Detroit." Has heard from Wings today. #RedWings— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) July 9, 2012
Detroit is...Detroit. And they have loads of cash.
The Pittsburgh Penguins
Via Shelly Anderson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Add #Penguins to list on UFA Doan. Agent Terry Bross via email: "They have been in contact and Shane is interested."— Shelly Anderson (@pgshelly) July 9, 2012
Not close in location, but no surprise here.
The Vancouver Canucks
Via CKWX radio:
Bross tells CKWX that Doan has held talks with Lawrence Gillman and the #Canucks and they are on his list of desired destinations.— News1130 Sports (@News1130Sports) July 9, 2012
Doan's family has connections to B.C.
- The teams on this list are all contenders, so they all make sense.
- This list is longer than "two or three"-- but if you're his agent, why eliminate anyone? More offers create more leverage.
- Phoenix can't be ruled out yet. Even though he may begin to explore his options tomorrow, the referendum question isn't settled. If Doan does want to stay in Phoenix, he will have all those other offers to show Maloney.
We'll know more about the Coyotes' ownership question after 2 p.m. today. Until then? His agent is just doing his job.
So, let's play the game. What is the maximum you'd offer Doan in an over-35 contract? Is he a luxury or a necessity?