NHL Free Agency 2012: 4 Alternatives to Shane Doan for the Pittsburgh Penguins

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NHL Free Agency 2012: 4 Alternatives to Shane Doan for the Pittsburgh Penguins
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For a while, Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero was in heavy pursuit of Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan. Although Doan is no longer an option for Shero, there are still a few free agents capable of secondary scoring support.

After breaking numerous “sign-me-now” deadlines, Shane Doan announced the obvious—he is staying in Phoenix.

“My goal is to sign here … we have a deal worked out,” said Doan (via: AOL Sporting News). “(The) focus is still with the Coyotes. It’s never, ever changed.”

Doan’s offensive ability would have been a great addition to Shero’s already elite offense. The ageless forward put up a hefty 50 points last season (22 G, 28 A).

The possibility of bringing Doan to Pittsburgh is gone, but the possibility for the Penguins to add depth to their offense is still very much alive.

Here are four free agents that Pittsburgh should look to add before the 2013 season.

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