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He might as well just go year-to-year in Phoenix. What's the point of waiting for the Coyotes ownership to resolve something permanently now when we've all been waiting for an eternity already?

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Pure lies from a liar. Or, can you show me how I'm a 'known Luongo hater'...

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So then why would you say we need to trade Lu before signing Doan when you already found a solution. We can easily trade Raymond, Ballard, or Malhotra to clear up cap space.

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You're kind of contradicting yourself there. If we sign Doan we can waive a player (cough..Raymond) and still be under cap, so that doesn't make Gillis any more desperate to trade Luongo. Depending on what happens w/ the CBA the cap will probably be higher anyway.

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Some interesting connections I haven't seen yet. Probably meaningless.

Doan is an Alberta native, but Calgary lacks cap space and Edmonton is hardly a contender despite its collection of potential young stars. Doan does have ties to British Columbia as well though, having played for Kamloops in the Western Hockey League in his junior days and now being a part-owner of that Blazers franchise. His wife is also from Kamloops, making a return to British Columbia with a Canucks a possibility.

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possibility was confirmed on Monday when Doan's agent Terry Bross told CKWX AM-1130 in Vancouver that the Canucks "are very much in the mix for his client." It doesn't hurt that Vancouver assistant general manager Laurence Gilman was with Winnipeg during Doan's days there.

Doan's Kamloops connections open up other possibilities as well. The ownership group is led by Tom Gaglardi, who just happens to also own the Dallas Stars. The Stars also happen to have just signed Doan's Phoenix teammate Ray Whitney to a two-year, $9 million deal.

Former Bruin Mark Recchi is part of the Kamloops ownership group as well, and could try to steer his buddy to Boston. Despite their close ties, which include co-hosting the annual Recchi-Doan Charity Classic, it's unlikely that Doan will venture this far East.

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1. Lu's been a prima donna since day one (remember all the hoops he used to make management jump through - well, I shouldn't say 'used to', he's still doing it to this day?).

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6. Would you want a player (signed for another decade) whose production declined dramatically and almost immediately after he signed that contract?...

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He had the statistically best season of his career in the first year of the new contract and was one win away from winning the Stanley Cup.

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The longer Doan holds out, the more I think he will stay a Coyote.

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The longer Doan holds out, the more I think he will stay a Coyote.

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I think the longer Doan holds out, the chances of him leaving the coyotes rises, he's seems to be getting frustrated from the interviews I've read & seen, hope we find out by next week.

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The fact management and the new owner are not sharing much info with him should be an indication that there are risks and uncertainties associated with the franchise and the deal.

Doan is just an asset to the league and proposed owner. He should take a hard look at the teams that have courted him and who really have a space for him in their plans and make a move.

To Phoenix, he is just a marquis player to fill seats (not many, unfortunately) and perhaps make money or reduce losses for Jamison (or the NHL).

He deserves better than to end his career struggling in a market that never should have been and which Bettman refuses to acknowledge. Staying only helps Bettman avoid more embarrassment but Shane will never get a sniff at a cup there.

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You just picked the three guys on our team that wouldn't be easy to move.

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I agree. Doan isn't trying to wait to make a decision, he's got family and children who are waiting for possibly their new city. It is the management and ownership that have been making Doan wait, the longer he waits, the more impatient he'll get.

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Posted · Hidden by Templeton Peck, July 21, 2012 - No reason given

What a surprise! More crickets!!! Better start back with the personal attacks again!

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Not to mention the less he feels wanted in Phoenix.

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Posted · Hidden by Templeton Peck, July 21, 2012 - No reason given

A voice of reason! It was getting lonely in here (funny you should mention it, but I'm actually an atheist too, so I'm used to being violently attacked for being right when everyone else is wrong)!

And, yes, I am condescending. Unlike the competition, I'm intellectually-honest and will admit when I'm wrong. I have about 50 IQ points on most of these guys, so when dumb people call me stupid - I like to show them that I'm WAY smarter than they are (so, if I'm stupid - what the hell does that make them)!...

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Just read on NHL.com that he's going to Kamloops for the weekend. :frantic:

Anyone know where Gillis is @ this weekend? haha

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