Although Doan would prefer to stick in Arizona, it remains to be seen if the Coyotes can even afford to keep their captain with several teams, such as the Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Canucks, willing to offer the veteran forward a multi-year contract.
Doan is reportedly looking for a new deal of at least three years, but the Province notes the Canucks would most likely need to offer a four-year contract to become a frontrunner for the winger.
However, some teams are believed to be considering offering Doan a five-year deal, which could cause some issues for the Canucks.
"If it's not the Coyotes, and we hope it is, we're not going to chase the market," Doan's agent Terry Bross told the Province. "You look at what happened last week. Shea Weber signed an offer sheet, but did not go to Philadelphia, and Rick Nash was traded to New York. The whole landscape changed. We have no problem slowing this train down.
"The teams that have been interested in [Doan], have all been great and understanding. No one has put pressure on him looking for an answer. The teams have been a pleasure to deal with."
Though Doan has been travelling around, visiting the Canadiens, Flyers and Rangers in the past week, Bross revealed that a visit to Vancouver isn't as urgent due to his client's familiarity with the city.
"He hasn't visited Vancouver but that's because he's so familiar with the city," Bross said. "He knows all about it, the team, the history, and what it's like to live there. So does his wife.
"It hasn't been a big priority to visit there."
In 79 games with the Coyotes last season, Doan posted 22 goals and 28 assists for 50 points.