This NHL off-season has seen plenty of player changes, but one that is looking to end in a surprise is Shane Doan leaving the Phoenix Coyotes.
The 35-year-old has played his entire 16-year career with the Phoenix franchise, and with recent ownership troubles, the veteran was looking to stay with the team, but Larry Brooks from the New York Post has reported that the high-scoring winger is planning to leave the Coyotes and has narrowed his choices down to three teams, and the Vancouver Canucks are among the teams the veteran is looking to play for next season.
Vancouver has one of the top offenses in the league, and acquiring Doan is like throwing gasoline on a fire, but the Canucks could use the experience and leadership after another disappointing playoff experience last season.
Daon has 49 or more points in the last twelve NHL seasons, and staying on the West Coast is likely one of the reasons for him choosing Vancouver. While nothing is finalized, the Canucks franchise should show some interest since he apparently has the team on his radar and the move would create a buzz with hockey fans in the Pacific Northwest.