The Canucks have more than a passing interest in pursuing free agent forward Shane Doan.
Unfortunately for them, they're not alone.
Eleven teams are said to be making a push for the 35-year-old, chasing his skill, edge and that laundry list of intangibles. But in making the media rounds Monday, Doan's agent, Terry Bross, told reporters only 2-3 teams would warrant serious interest. He said location, management, players and Cup chances will all be factors.,
The Canucks got in line early, putting in a personal call to Doan on July 1, to express their interest. The feeling was mutual Doan told them, which would logically put the Canucks among those 2-3 teams. The sides touched base again on Monday, Doan's personalized start to free agency when his agent, Bross, officially started taking calls.
And you can understand it from both sides. The Canucks need to go all-in now to try to win a Stanley Cup. Doan is the type of player...