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Doan's deep ties to Rangers staff

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08:25 AM ET 07.11 | After signing Jeff Halpern on Tuesday, the Rangers may be considering another veteran forward. Shane Doan has spent his entire 17-year NHL career in the Western Conference with the Winnipeg/Phoenix organization, but his familiarity with the Rangers coaching staff could make New York one of the free agent left wing's preferred landing spots if he decides to leave the Coyotes. Doan, who is evaluating the Phoenix ownership situation even as he has begun to review offers from pre-approved suitors including the Blueshirts, has a history with all four coaches on the Rangers' staff, notably a long-standing friendship with assistant general manager/assistant coach Jim Schoenfeld, who was the Coyotes' head coach in [Doan's] third and fourth NHL seasons.

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July 11, 2012  09:03 AM ET
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So, they said "deep ties", then they named one guy who coached Doan 16 years ago?

methinks the interns are really reaching today. And again...it's The New York Post

July 11, 2012  09:04 AM ET

A Doan a day keeps the doctor away.

July 11, 2012  09:05 AM ET
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A Doan a day keeps the doctor away.

Seriously. Ridiculous!

July 11, 2012  09:16 AM ET

I'd love this signing for the rags. Give him 3 years 18 million.Its better than the nash contract and you give up nothing. Doan can help for three years while the youngsters continue to improve. Glen i know its hard for you and Dolans fat wallet but you've kept your finger off the trigger so far....keep the kids and let them develop.

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July 11, 2012  09:26 AM ET

Shane and Jim used to eat doughnuts and watch Don Koharski videos together on Youtube.

July 11, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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Shane and Jim used to eat doughnuts and watch Don Koharski videos together on Youtube.

Sigh.............didn't we all?

July 11, 2012  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

So, they said "deep ties", then they named one guy who coached Doan 16 years ago?

My guess is this is a Larry Brooks article. He thinks that every FA wants to come to NY, and ever player who might be traded will end up in NY because they love NY.
Then again, he thinks the Rangers have up to 5 players they wouldn't trade for Weber. So he has offically fallen off his rocker.

July 11, 2012  09:39 AM ET
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I'd love this signing for the rags. Give him 3 years 18 million.Its better than the nash contract and you give up nothing. Doan can help for three years while the youngsters continue to improve. Glen i know its hard for you and Dolans fat wallet but you've kept your finger off the trigger so far....keep the kids and let them develop.

Agreed.

July 11, 2012  09:40 AM ET
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My guess is this is a Larry Brooks article. He thinks that every FA wants to come to NY, and ever player who might be traded will end up in NY because they love NY. Then again, he thinks the Rangers have up to 5 players they wouldn't trade for Weber. So he has offically fallen off his rocker.

Brooks just recycles what he reads or hears elsewhere. This story has been out there in other circles......Doan mentioned himself he wants to move if Phoenix doesnt stay.....

July 11, 2012  09:57 AM ET
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Brooks just recycles what he reads or hears elsewhere. This story has been out there in other circles......Doan mentioned himself he wants to move if Phoenix doesnt stay.....

He also said he would like to stay close to the area, and all indications are that would be a west coast team. Now, I wasn't a geography major, but I don't think NY is close to Arizona.

July 11, 2012  09:57 AM ET

"pre-approved suitors including the Blueshirts"

Congratulations Rangers, your credit is approved!

July 11, 2012  09:59 AM ET
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Now, I wasn't a geography major

Look, don't bring math into this discussion.

July 11, 2012  10:01 AM ET
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"pre-approved suitors including the Blueshirts"Congratulations Rangers, your credit is approved!

Hahahaha

July 11, 2012  10:02 AM ET
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He also said he would like to stay close to the area, and all indications are that would be a west coast team. Now, I wasn't a geography major, but I don't think NY is close to Arizona.

I believe (but I stand to be corrected) one of the bobble-heads on the NHL network had brought it up.

Might have been Deb "Crooked Mouth" Commentator

Anyway I could careless---

July 11, 2012  10:23 AM ET
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He also said he would like to stay close to the area, and all indications are that would be a west coast team. Now, I wasn't a geography major, but I don't think NY is close to Arizona.

Depends on how you define the word "close". NYC is closer to NJ than it is to Arizona, but NYC is closer to Arizona than it is to say..........Alpha Centauri. So, it's all relative.

July 11, 2012  10:28 AM ET
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Depends on how you define the word "close". NYC is closer to NJ than it is to Arizona, but NYC is closer to Arizona than it is to say..........Alpha Centauri. So, it's all relative.

Relatives in NJ I am sure Marty is all over it

July 11, 2012  10:33 AM ET
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So, they said "deep ties", then they named one guy who coached Doan 16 years ago?

Deep ties refers to Glen Sather not drafting him to play for "those" Oilers. Glen chose Steve Kelly ahead of him. And for that Doan is forever grateful. Grateful enough to sign with the Rags just to say 'Tank You!'

 
July 11, 2012  10:34 AM ET
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Now, I wasn't a geography major, but I don't think NY is close to Arizona.

Nope, but it is closer than K-Beck City is.

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