Shane Doan in New York visiting with Rangers

Jul 20, 2012, 5:11 PM | Updated: 5:22 pm

If the Phoenix Coyotes weren’t worried about losing their
captain before, they should be now.

After spending two weeks gauging interest and fielding
offers, Shane Doan is making his first
official visit of free agency Friday, and he is doing it
in New York.

Doan, the 35-year-old free agent, who has spent his
entire career with the Winnipeg/Phoenix organization, is
in New York and meeting with
the Rangers brass to discuss a future on Broadway.

The Rangers finished with the most points (109) in the
Eastern Conference this past season and reached the
Eastern Conference Finals before losing to the New Jersey
Devils in six games. The Rangers were showing interest in Doan last week,
and he currently has offers on the table from
Los Angeles, San Jose, Vancouver, Detroit, Buffalo and

One offer Doan has is a four-year contract in
excess of $30 million. There are several other teams
interested in Doan, who had 22 goals and 28 assists in
leading the Coyotes to the Western Conference Final last
season, but the visit in New York is his first since free
agency started.


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