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07-03-2012, 03:42 PM
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A final decision on Shane Doan's destination for the upcoming season could exceed the July 9 deadline set by the current Coyotes captain.

Doan is expected to start negotiations next Monday, but there is no timeline for when he will pick and sign with a team, Doan's agent Terry Bross explained.

"What people need to understand about this guy is it would have been very easy for me (on Sunday) to taken some of the teams I've spoken to and said, 'OK, let's get something done," said Bross, who began representing Doan in October 2011. "(Doan) especially said to me, 'Listen, we're not taking offers. You can tell teams I'm interested, but we're not even taking offers until we know what's happening at home.'"

Doan's camp feels it will have a clearer understanding of the Coyotes possible future in Glendale by July 9 because that's when the city says signatures are due for a possible referendum on prospective owner Greg Jamison's lease agreement.

Two Glendale residents have been working on a petition to add an item on the November ballot in hopes of squashing the deal with Jamison.

Doan hasn't ruled out a one-year deal, but that option isn't as appealing as a multi-year contract.

Second, Portzline says he’s “been told repeatedly” that Howson has not demanded Chris Kreider, Ryan McDonagh or Derek Stepan when discussing a Rick Nash trade with the New York Rangers.

The Rangers have other prospects like JT Miller, Tim Erixon and Dylan McIlrath that could form part of a package with, say, Brandon Dubinsky and a first-round pick.

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