According to a report by CSNCalifornia, the San Jose Sharks are one of the favorites to sign free agent forward Shane Doan. The hotly sought-after free agent has visited with several teams, including the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday, and has reportedly received interest from the New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres. Some still believe he'll remain with Phoenix, but the current state of the ownership there has Doan doing a little research as to his value elsewhere.
As SB Nation's Travis Hughes points out, San Jose doesn't have the space to fit a $7.5 million cap hit on the contract that Doan's would reportedly demand. However, the club can go over the salary cap by 10 percent during the offseason, which would would give them time to shuffle things around personnel wise, to shed salary in the event Doan decides to sign with the Sharks.