A source told Globe and Mail hockey columnist David Shoalts on Friday that the unrestricted free agent forward is looking for a four-year, $30 million contract if he leave the Phoenix Coyotes - the only franchise he's ever played for.
Doan is coming off a five-year, $22.75 million contract with an average annual value of $4.55 million.
Jannik Hansen of the Vancouver Canucks and Denmark was suspended for one game after he "was actively involved in attacking Norwegian players Ole-Kristian Tollefsen, Martin Røymark and Mats Rosseli Olsen in a scrum."
Weber's agent, Jarrett Bousquet, told Sportsnet on Thursday night that the Canucks were one of five teams Weber met with in recent days. The others were the Flyers, San Jose, Detroit and the New York Rangers.
The Canucks are in on the Doan sweepstakes, having offered the power forward a competitive multi-year contract that is at least three years in length.
The Vancouver Canucks are far from the only team that’s interested in signing Shane Doan, but according to his agent, they’re among the favorites to get it done.
Terry Bross (Doan's agent) told CKWX in Vancouver that Doan, 35, has spoken with Canucks assistant GM Laurence Gilman about joining the club, and that his client is interested in the opportunity.
Gilman was formerly an executive with the Winnipeg Jets/Phoenix Coyotes, so there’s a relationship there.
And as the Globe and Mail’s James Mirtle notes, Doan’s wife is from Kamloops, British Columbia, and the couple spends time there in the offseason.
Mancari re-joins the Sabres after spending last year in the Vancouver Canucks' organization. He had no points in six games with Vancouver and spent the rest of the season in the minors. Selected by Buffalo in the seventh-round of the 2004 draft, Mancari had three goals and 10 assists in 36 games with the Sabres.
"It was an extremely difficult decision," Glass told The Province shortly after his deal was announced. "I think the opportunity was a bit better in Pittsburgh. They said they’d move me up and down the lineup and I’d be killing penalties. They like my game. I know I’m going to get a chance to play."