Even though he has received serious interest from at least three team, Shane Doan expects to re-sign with the Arizona Coyotes.
“It was nice to know that there are other people interested and value you, I guess,” Doan told The Arizona Republic. “At the same time, I’ve kind of made the bed and I want to make sure everything works out here as much as I can. … It was clear that my goal is to stay in Arizona at this point.”
Although a contract has not been completed and one has been rumored for months, Doan remains optimistic that a deal will eventually be finalized.
“It’s not done,” Doan said. “But I’m hoping that it can get there and hoping that things kind of work out. I’m not worried. Obviously, I’m not worried. I think both sides hoped to be done before now. But at the same time, we’re getting there.”
Coyotes general manager John Chayka commented on the negotiations last week saying he has been in touch with Doan’s agent Terry Bross on a daily basis.
“There’s no real urgency,” Chayka stated.
“We feel like we’re close on most of everything,” Doan said. “Just trying to figure out if it can all work inside their parameters and if we can figure out a way to make it work inside of mine, find a spot where it all lines up.”