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03-25-2013, 11:12 PM
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Originally Posted by y2kcanucks View Post
That's not the case at all. Doan was seriously considering signing with Vancouver and was prepared to sign here on September 14th but at the very last second had a change of heart. We were probably as close to signing Doan as we could be.
And that very last change of heart was Doan agreeing to Phoenix terms, right? Doan's agent was using Vancouver's bids as leverage the whole time. Perhaps Doan would not have minded playing here; however, his agent obviously was directed to keep the bids up. It just doesn't pass my stink test. And until Iginla is in green and blue, Lebrun's rumour won't either. (That said, I don't blame Doan for signing with Phoenix. He got great term length).

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