Shane Doan: 4 Reasons Free-Agent Forward Stayed with the Coyotes

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Shane Doan: 4 Reasons Free-Agent Forward Stayed with the Coyotes
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Shane Doan (with the Messier Award) decided to stay with the Coyotes after his crazy free agent summer.

Shane Doan.

Heart, courage, warrior. Three words that many use to describe the veteran right wing of the Phoenix Coyotes. Yes, I said Phoenix Coyotes. The free-agent saga involving the 17-year veteran is over.

Doan just signed a four-year, $21.2 million deal with the Coyotes last week. The money for the wing is an added bonus. Doan gets to stay with the only team he has ever played with in a city he loves. He also is able to maintain the momentum that the Coyotes built last season as he played a critical role for the team on and off the ice.

Many have questioned Doan's motives as he inked this new deal in Phoenix.

The Coyotes are a doomed franchise and are going to move. Why would you stay?

The Coyotes are coming off of a fluke season. They can't repeat their success. Why are you staying?

Other teams offered more money. Why don't you want to secure one last large payday?

The Coyotes will never win a Stanley Cup. Why don't you finish a career with a team that gives you a better chance of hoisting the holy grail of hockey?

This article will explain the four main reasons that Shane Doan decided to remain with the Coyotes.

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