The Times podcast: Coyotes go urban; humans freak out
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2019, 2:55 pm
By: Jason Wambsganss
In one of the most emotional moments of the 2019 Arizona Coyotes season, captain Shane Doan spoke with Steve Lopez of The Times. The episode is available to listen to via this link and it is also available on Soundcloud.
After his team’s dramatic loss to the Ducks, Doan said there was only one thing he could think of thinking about.
“The Coyotes,” he said. “I’ve never had so much hatred and frustration, and when you’ve got so much hate and frustration in the building, and this is our town and we care about this team, we care about this town. So we have to figure out how we move forward and I think we will figure it out.”
Doan said it would be up to the players and the organization to see if they will change anything, and how they will do it.
“If we don’t do something, then somebody’s gonna say, ‘Hey, I’m walking into the rink, I’m buying a drink, and I say, ‘Why don’t you come here? I want to talk to you guys and I want to be a part of this,’” he said. “So if we’re gonna move forward, then we need to show that we can move forward.”
In the hours after the loss, Doan said he had a call from his friend, retired defenseman Jim Thomson, who is a member of the Arizona Coyotes Hall of Fame. He talked about how the media has unfairly treated the Arizona Coyotes franchise.
“They’ve been beating the crap out of us for a long time, and it’s always in the back of my mind,” Doan said. “It was a tough feeling when I got the phone call, but I’m excited for the opportunity to get our team where we want to go.”
Doan thinks that the relationship between him and players