Unrestricted free-agent right wing Shane Doan, the 35-year-old captain of the Phoenix Coyotes team that advanced to last season's Western Conference finals, visited with the Rangers on Friday, the Daily News has confirmed.
Gillis, Gilman and possibly 'the let them figure it out' AV coach could be of use here with this now veteran like team to meet and hopefully land Doan, this is a better possibility compared to JS. As with the unproven Schultz, a youngster who doesn't know shit about the NHL except it would be 'so cool' to play with young guns in the crap town in Edmonton, wasn't the best case scenario to get him at this time.
Doan here with the Canucks makes a lot sense as we have a veteran team, a cup contender, familiarity with Gilman, wifey family located in Kamloops with lots of ranches in BC to raise his horses, a west coast team, can play with with uber twins or kesler, superb chance to help a team win the cup and will get paid pretty good! = lots of pluses for Doan to play here.