NHL CBA Doubts, Ownership Woes Stalling Phoenix Coyotes On Shane Doan, Others

The Phoenix Coyotes have been slow to make moves this off-season and, with a lockout looming and team ownership still in question, it doesn't appear that a flurry of activity will be taking place anytime soon, according to AZCentral.com.

Before addressing the free agency of their star and captain Shane Doan, the Coyotes have opted to wait and see if potential buyer Greg Jamison's bid to purchase the team is approved.

Now, with the collective-bargaining agreement's expiration upcoming on Sept. 15th and a lockout seeming more than likely, the Coyotes have two hurdles to cross before solving the Doan issue and becoming active players in free agency.

Phoenix GM Don Maloney has said that the CBA has made the entire league quieter than normal and stated that he "doesn't foresee a lot happening around here right now."

Of course, if Jamison's bid goes through the Coyotes could start making deals, likely starting with Doan, who has already expressed a desire to stay in Phoenix.

For more on the Coyotes, check out Five for Howling and SB Nation Arizona.

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