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Doan says he has deal with Coyotes, awaiting purchase

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9/7/2012 11:34:31 AM
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In an interview with a Phoenix radio station, Coyotes captain Shane Doan revealed some good news for Coyotes fans.

One, that prospective owner Greg Jamison has secured the money to purchase the Coyotes and two, that he's agreed to a new deal with the team; he's just waiting on Jamison to acquire the team to make it official.

“My goal has been to stay here the whole time,” Doan told radio station XTRA 910 in Phoenix. “Don and Tip and the organization have been great. We have a deal worked out that we just want to make sure that the team gets signed and that everything gets done and it gets done before the 15th.”

Doan went on to say that Jamison has the funds to complete the deal to purchase the Coyotes and is optimistic it will go through soon.

“Mr. Jamison has the money. Mr. Bettman has said its all good, according to the NHL, and it's going to go through. It's just a matter of getting the lease agreement done now. Obviously that was done earlier. Now there are some things they decided they wanted to change, which obviously can delay things. With that being said, I think that Mr. Jamison and the league have stated it's really up to Glendale and Glendale, they had it done for a while.”

Doan did add however, that if Jamison's attempts to purchase the team fall through, he's narrowed his list of teams he'd sign with to just a few.

“It's one of those things I went through a list of criteria of what I would need if I was to go somewhere, and obviously there are a few teams that have hit that criteria,” Doan said.

“But again, my whole focus is still with the Coyotes. It's never, ever changed. If anyone has ever talked to me or I talked to other teams I've said all along if I really believe there's a chance, I'm going to do what I can here to make it work. But yeah, there's a group of teams. It's actually probably down to three or four teams now, two or three teams now that I'd be looking at now.”

Shane Doan (Photo: Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

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(Photo: Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)
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