Doan to make decision in a few hours (Still a few teams in play)
ason Gregor @JasonGregor
No surprise, but Doan staying in Phoenix.He said on Phoenix radio he's excited about what they can do with Jamison as the owner.
azcentral sports @azcsports
Shane Doan says a deal between him and the #Coyotes is done. All he's waiting on is Greg Jamison acquiring the team.
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Not sure what was said on the Phoenix station, but a few others are suggesting something could happen in the next 24 hours
There are some confusion tweets right now from legit sources. Some are suggesting Doan will be signed by Phoenix by midnight on the 15th and others are taking his comment that he will be signed somewhere by midnight on the 15th
have changed the prefix to rumour because a few legit media guys are now reporting the deal is done pending league approval of new ownership
Wants this done and over with. Want Jamison as owner. Feels Jamison is world class. Think the world of Jamison, Maloney, Tippett, Smith and our blueline. Thinks we have all the pieces to be a staple franchise. Is hugely excited and optimistic about everything from ownership, management, coaching and roster (especially from the goal out).
He will be signed by the end of September 14th (next Friday). He was emphatic about that. There is no doubt.
He has a contract worked out with Phoenix. He will sign it once Jamison buys the team.
Jamison has the money to buy the team in escrow. Jamison has the NHL approval. Doan said that both Bettman and Jamison are ready to go but CoG is holding up the deal because they want to rework the lease. Doan believes NHL and JiG have done all they can do and the ball is squarely in the court of the city.
Considering the money is in escrow and the bog had given preliminary approval and that cog isn't looking to make huge changes, Doan is very optimistic that the deal could close any day now. He said it could already be done for all he knows.
He's got a ton of faith in Jamison and the entire organization. He has no desire to leave. If he can't sign here on the 14th he will absolutely sign elsewhere.
This poster should not be taken seriously under any circumstances.
Remember that one time Doan stuck by his self-imposed deadline?
No, you don't, since it never happened.
September 15th is the first and only deadline Doan has set.
Over eager fans jumped to conclusions at every turn. Has nothing to do with Doan.
His agent has said several times that he hopes that they should have something set by such and such a date or they might have to explore "other options" yada, yada, yada. Vague and non-committal agent speak. EXACTLY what you would expect from an agent who has a client not interested in exploring UFA but unsure about the future of the the franchise. NONE of that represents a firm deadline set by Doan. None of it.