GLENDALE, Ariz. - "There's some days it's felt like 20 years," joked Shane Doan during Thursday's media day.
The Arizona Coyotes, and captain Shane Doan, are celebrating their 20th season in Arizona this year. The organization has had tough times over the last two decades, as relocation rumors have been linked to the club for years.
It's a new era of Coyotes hockey though, as a new ownership group, new general manager and promising group of prospects have given the club stability.
"There was times we were trying to fight for survival. It was difficult," said Doan. "It's going to be great to be in a situation where ownership is stable, management is stable, everything is going forward. We have a young group coming up underneath that's pushing everybody. That's exciting."
A lot has changed for the Coyotes since they first came to Arizona.
Their original home, America West Arena, is now Talking Stick Resort Arena.
All the players are different, except for Doan, the only player on the squad that dates back to the organizations days as the Winnipeg Jets.
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Doan has been the one constant for this team through its 20 years in the desert.
Some things have changed for the captain though as time has passed, most notably his diet.
"I would have had maybe a Krispy Kreme donut in there," joked Doan about his old daily breakfast. "Bacon and eggs was everything."
Now, he's going for granola and fruit.