Two week ago, Shane Doan's agent, Terry Bross, told the Arizona Republic that his client would be signing a contract before the expiration of the CBA on Sept. 15. The key was that the Phoenix Coyotes ownership situation needed to be settled if the 35-year old Doan was going to commit to a long-term deal with the team. If nothing was settled by then, Doan would be forced to leave the only franchise that he's known in his 16-year career.
Since Aug. 23, news has come out that Greg Jamison has secured financing to purchase the team, but the City of Glendale wants to rework its 20-year, $324 million lease deal. Yet another speed bump in the never-ending process in the sale of the team.
Appearing on XTRA 910 in Phoenix on Thursday afternoon, Doan confirmed to hosts Mike Jurecki and Dan Bickley that he will be signing a new contract by the 15th and that he already has a deal in place to remain with the Coyotes, pending the lease agreement. But that doesn't mean he'll be staying in Phoenix.