It's a Doan deal

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- If captain Shane Doan finishes his new $22.5-million US, five-year contract with the Phoenix Coyotes, he could be one of the few professional athletes to spend his entire career in the same organization.

It's a franchise, though, with scant success throughout his 12 years with the team. After peppering team officials with questions at a long dinner Monday, Doan said he came away satisfied that the Coyotes were making the right moves, and that the last prime years of his career won't be wasted in a losing cause.

"I guess it's a little bit of trust because I would have left if I didn't think it was possible, I didn't think it was capable of turning it around and going in the right direction," said the Halkirk product yesterday. "I truly want to win and I want to win sooner rather than later because I know how short the window is and how quickly it's closing for me personally."


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