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Report: Doan wants big bucks to leave Phoenix


Report: Doan wants big bucks to leave Phoenix

The Blackhawks are one of several teams believed to be pursuing free agent right winger Shane Doan. Now it's known what it will take to sign him if he chooses to leave the Phoenix Coyotes.

While Doan waits for a resolution to the ownership situation in Phoenix, David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail says it will take a four-year deal for 30 million to lure Doan to a new team. That's 7.5 million annually for a player who turns 36 on Oct. 10. Thus, the deal would keep Doan at a high salary through his age 39 season.

Can the Blackhawks even afford Doan? Barely.

Under the current salary cap structure, the Blackhawks have 7,754,872 to spend according to Doan's demands would leave them with just a little over 250,000 and very little roster flexibility and almost make a salary-dump trade a necessity.

Of course, this is all dependent on the salary cap under the current collective bargaining agreement which seems certain to change once the NHL owners and players' union agree on a new CBA to (hopefully) avoid any kind of work stoppage.

Other teams known to have interest in signing Doan include the Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Rangers, Vancouver Canucks and Detroit Red Wings.

Would you pay Doan 7.5 million for the next four years or should the Blackhawks pass?

High School Lites Football Roundup Week 9

High School Lites Football Roundup Week 9

High School Lites is back with an exciting Week 9 full of thrilling matchups. NBC Sports Chicago has the highlights of some of the top matchups from Friday's games.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NBCSPREPS for all of the latest IHSA football scores and highlights.

DRIVE: Batavia (episode 9)

TEAM OF THE WEEK: Oak Forest football

VIEWERS' CHOICE GAMES OF THE WEEK: Fremd runs past Schaumburg

WINTRUST ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Notre Dame running back Ty Gavin


(1) Lincoln-Way East 31, (16) Bolingbrook 0

(2) Batavia 24, Wheaton North 13

(3) Brother Rice 31, (17) Montini 0

(4) Marist 24, Benet 7

(6) Homewood-Flossmoor 56, Sandburg 0

(7) Cary-Grove 55, (15) Naperville Central 41

(9) Nazareth Academy 42, Marian Catholic 6

(10) Maine South 48, Niles West 6

(11) Oswego 22, Plainfield South 15

(12) Richards 41, Eisenhower 6

(13) Phillips 41, Raby 0

(14) Willowbrook 42, Downers South 20

(18) Oak Park-River Forest 48, Lyons 0

(19) Warren 43, Mundelein 7

(20) Glenbard West 35, Proviso West 6

(21) Hillcrest 43, Bremen 6

Joliet Catholic 33, (22) Notre Dame 17

(23) Hinsdale Central 21, Hinsdale South 12

(24) Rolling Meadows 34, Buffalo Grove 7

Wheaton Warrenville South 13, (25) St. Charles North 11


Payton 43, Kenwood 42

Coal City 43, Lisle 14

Huntley 55, Dundee-Crown 12

Perspectives 32, Solorio 16


Fenwick vs. (5) Mount Carmel 

(8) Simeon vs. Curie

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Can the Bears pull off an upset at home against Tom Brady and the Patriots?


SportsTalk Live Podcast: Can the Bears pull off an upset at home against Tom Brady and the Patriots?

Chris Emma, Matt Zahn and Gabe Ramirez join David Kaplan on the panel.

0:00- NBC Sports National NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh joins the panel to discuss the Bulls’ terrible defensive performance as well as Zach LaVine’s impressive season debut.

11:35- Khalil Mack is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. Can the Bears pull off the upset against Tom Brady?

23:50- NBC Sports Boston Patriots insider Tom E. Curran joins Kap to talk about how New England views the Bears and discuss how Matt Nagy’s team can exploit the Patriots’ weaknesses.

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below.