Thread: Shanahan?
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07-04-2008, 11:03 AM
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I agree but...

I agree that Shanny is too slow for our top two lines actually. Perhaps he plays limited minutes 5 on 5, or just teams with Laraque and Chipchura to form a bang line.

The reason I am thinking we need someone like him is for the reason (gulp, I hate to say it) Don Cherry pointed out quite clearly in the play-offs. Our powerplay sucked when the going got tough because there was no one who would pay the price in the crease. I am not set on Shanahan, but I think that someone like him (Nolan?) is really what this team needs outside of a number one center!

As far as our Centers, I am sorry, but Sundin might be a long shot and we NEED someone else. No one in Hamilton can step up and be competent with someone like Kovalev or Tanguay on his wings. Look, I know that none of the UFA Centers are that exciting, but on a one or two year deal, it just makes sense to hire some experienced insurance.

As another poster said, the other option is we wait, and then try for a trade once we miss Sundin. Even if that happens, attracting Nolan or Shanahan frees us up to use one of our wingers as trade bait.

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