Tag: Shane Doan

Anaheim Ducks v Arizona Coyotes

Video: Odd overtime, shootout winning goals as NHL returns from holiday


Not sure Shane Doan had this in mind when he envisioned his shootout opportunity for the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday.

In fact, his shootout winner against the Anaheim Ducks, and Andrew Ladd’s overtime winner for the Winnipeg Jets over the Minnesota Wild were among some of the weirdest goals we’ll witness this season. Doan’s stick snapped as he took his shot in the shootout and yet the puck still somehow slid past goalie Frederik Andersen.

Two points for Arizona.

Here is Ladd’s overtime winner for the Jets – a wrist shot that went over top of the net, hit the glass, rebounded back and went in off the back of Minnesota’s emergency call-up goalie John Curry.

Two points for Winnipeg.

Don’t count on Shane Doan to be traded

Shane Doan

Antoine Vermette will probably be traded.

Keith Yandle could be traded, too.

And Shane Doan? Might the Arizona Coyotes trade him as well?

No, probably not.

“When I made the decision a few years ago to stay with the team at 36 (years old), I said: ‘You know what? This is the bed I’m sleeping in. This is what I want,'” Doan told ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun earlier this week.

Doan, now 38, has a no-movement clause as part of his contract, which runs through next season with a cap hit of $5.3 million. When he re-signed in 2012, he said, “I was drafted by this organization and it means a great deal to me to be able to play with the same franchise my entire career.”

Things could still change, of course. Doan has never won a Stanley Cup, and if he stays with the Coyotes until he retires, that’ll be the way his career ends, barring a miraculous turnaround in the desert.

The Boston Bruins could theoretically covet a big right winger like Doan to skate on a line with Milan Lucic and David Krejci. The B’s know their Cup window is at risk of closing; Zdeno Chara will be 38 when the playoffs start. Heck, maybe they dump some salary and try and get Yandle, too. (According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, “Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli is contacting teams with space, seeing what it will cost for them to take players off his roster, so he can free up room to do what he wants.”)

That’s a long shot though. Doan has stuck with the Coyotes through thick and thin. Hard to see him leaving now, especially with reports that Andrew Barroway’s purchase could go through within the next month, despite earlier reports that the deal was dead.

Related: Could Vermette land in Washington?

PHT Morning Skate: 85-year-old aims to set hockey Guinness record

Don VanMassenhoven

PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Jan Loos hopes to set a Guinness record on Friday by becoming the oldest man to play in a competitive hockey game. He turned 85 on Thursday. Former NHL referee Don Van Massenhoven will serve as the event’s recorder. (London Free Press)

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Bill Peters’ first season of head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes certainly has left plenty to be desired. Before Thursday’s game against Toronto, he admitted that it’s been more challenging than he anticipated. (News & Observer)

The Arizona Coyotes struggles aren’t enough to make Shane Doan consider requesting a trade. (Arizona Republic)

In praise of Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley, who recently inked a multi-year extension. (Calgary Sun)

Is it ridiculous to think that Mike Babcock might end up as the head coach of the Edmonton Oilers next season? (Edmonton Sun)

John Carlson has been putting in extra work before the start of morning skates and it seems to be paying off. (Washington Post)