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[Report] Doan wants 4 years

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If an NHL team wants a shot at landing Shane Doan, it's going to be quite costly.

A source told Globe and Mail hockey columnist David Shoalts on Friday that the unrestricted free agent forward is looking for a four-year, $30 million contract if he leave the Phoenix Coyotes - the only franchise he's ever played for.

Doan is coming off a five-year, $22.75 million contract with an average annual value of $4.55 million.

Doan, who hit the market on July 1, already visited with the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers last week while taking part in collective bargaining talks with the NHL and NHL Players' Association. He will reportedly visit the Montreal Canadiens next week, while the Nashville Predators and Vancouver Canucks are also interested in signing him.

The 35-year-old forward has maintained that his first priority is to stay with the Coyotes and is keeping a close eye on whether prospective buyer Greg Jamison will be able to close his deal to keep the team in Arizona. According to reports, Doan and Jamison met Friday to discuss the possibility of progress being made towards a sale.

In 1,119 career NHL games - all with Winnipeg/Phoenix, Doan has scored 296 goals and 738 points.

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Good friggin god... this exact same inaccurate article has been posted in 7 different threads, and each and every time people come in and go "OMG, 7.5M?!?!?!? NO WAY!!!!"

Doan is not asking 7.5m per year. He is not demanding a $30m contract. Shoalts is misinformed and he is publishing inaccurate information from uninformed "sources".

Enough already.

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