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What does Shane Doan’s departure to the Toronto Maple Leafs mean for the Arizona Coyotes?

Leah Merrall Avatar
June 9, 2023

Shane Doan is joining the Toronto Maple Leafs front office as a Special Adviser to new general manager Brad Treliving. He’ll assist on all day-to-day matters of hockey operations as assigned by the GM. Doan had been with the Arizona Coyotes his entire career, 21 years as a player and then the last three seasons as the team’s Chief Hockey Development Officer. He also served as general manager of Team Canada at various international events. What does Doan’s departure mean for the Coyotes? What impact does this have on the organization? How does it affect his own future?

Petey and Leah unpack Doan’s decision on today’s PHNX Coyotes Podcast!

0:00 Intro

2:25 Initial reactions to Shane Doan’s departure

6:33 Shane Doan’s statement

8:36 Why Doan left

12:58 Shutting down rumors

15:20 Alex Meruelo’s statement + thoughts on ownership

22:36 Should there be a job for Doan with the Coyotes?

32:38 The bad timing

35:33 Tin foil hat time

41:24 Our personal connection to Doan

43:40 Prospect spotlight: Dalibor Dvorsky

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