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Doan sweepstakes too rich for Red Wings

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08:20 AM ET 07.27 | If Shane Doan leaves Phoenix, fans in Detroit might not like where he winds up. The Red Wings, according to a source, likely are out of the bidding for the power forward because his price is too high and "teams in the East have offered him ridiculous amounts of money." One Eastern Conference club reportedly has a four-year, $30 million offer on the table. The Red Wings were hoping to sign him for three years at between $4.5 million and $5 million. Red Wings general manager Ken Holland couldn't be reached for comment. Doan's agent, Terry Bross, said he couldn't confirm if the Red Wings are out of the bidding because he hasn't spoken to Holland in a couple of days. "Ken made an offer, but we haven't countered or had much negotiation," Bross said.

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July 27, 2012  08:53 AM ET

Pizza sales must be down.

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July 27, 2012  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

A truckload a day for free was a part of Prince Fielder's contract, so that's burning a massive hole in Mikey's pockets.

not to mention all of Price's Pizzas

July 27, 2012  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

A truckload a day for free was a part of Prince Fielder's contract, so that's burning a massive hole in Mikey's pockets.

A truckload? So Prince is finally dieting is he?

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July 27, 2012  09:34 AM ET

OK who is the crazy one. Detroit thinking they can sign Doan for about $1.5 million a year or the anonymous GM in the east who thinks he's worth slightly more than $7 million a year? I think he's worth more than 1.5 but no where near worth $7.

July 27, 2012  09:39 AM ET

Smart move, not sure he is worth 3 yrs at 5. Just because some team in the East will be stupid enough to overpay doesn't mean it should.

July 27, 2012  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

OK who is the crazy one. Detroit thinking they can sign Doan for about $1.5 million a year or the anonymous GM in the east who thinks he's worth slightly more than $7 million a year? I think he's worth more than 1.5 but no where near worth $7.

Pretty sure the 4.5 or 5 was per year, not total deal.

If true, Holland's holding his ground and being patient. Would rather the Wings look like they can't lure free agents rather than overspending just because they think they need someone.

July 27, 2012  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Smart move, not sure he is worth 3 yrs at 5. Just because some team in the East will be stupid enough to overpay doesn't mean it should.

local sport talk says Preds might be in the hunt........but that is just rumor...probably not much truth, if any........

July 27, 2012  09:55 AM ET
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Pizza sales must be down.

of course you meant "pizza sales must be doan" right?

July 27, 2012  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

of course you meant "pizza sales must be doan" right?

When I read it, I assumed the same thing. Musta been a typo.

I doan think he meant to say "down"

July 27, 2012  10:19 AM ET
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of course you meant "pizza sales must be doan" right?

You're better than that, you Doan have to stoop to this level.

July 27, 2012  10:23 AM ET
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You're better than that, you Doan have to stoop to this level.

See comments like these help me turn that frown upside doan

July 27, 2012  10:25 AM ET

Little Siezures is good pizza

July 27, 2012  10:27 AM ET
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A truckload? So Prince is finally dieting is he?

He is a 'little' chubby. Takes after papa

July 27, 2012  10:34 AM ET
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He is a 'little' chubby. Takes after papa

A 'little?'

That's like saying Rosie O'Donnell's a 'little' ugly.

July 27, 2012  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

A 'little?' That's like saying Rosie O'Donnell's a 'little' ugly.

or Bettman is a little...little?

July 27, 2012  10:49 AM ET
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You're better than that, you Doan have to stoop to this level.

Doan get them started

July 27, 2012  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

or Bettman is a little...little?

or Tom Selleck has a little mustache

 
July 27, 2012  11:22 AM ET

And after today's meeting, Doan will decide to wait til they "meet again to talk." Something to be said about loyalty, sure, but Doan is starting to remind me of that girl/guy who can't take a hint. "It's not you, it's me." Damn.

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