Thread: Eklund: Gomez to Vancouver(e4)
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08-25-2008, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Brooklyndevil View Post
That's a lot of wishful thinking on your part. Shanny may be old and this kid may have talent, but Shanny has more character in his nose hair then this kid has in his whole body. Fritsche may contribute, but won't give the Rangers what Avery did. The other two players are a dime a dozen.
Shanny is old. The last two seasons he has had a good start and run out of gas around January. Zherdev will give us better offensive production because he is younger and will have the energy. Shanahan would be great as a 4th liner at this stage playing 12 mins a game with pk duty and some powerplay. That's the only way to keep him fresh. He was a total non-factor in the second half last year and only was able to be effective in the 2007 playoffs because he had a chance to rest when he was out with the concussion. Shanny is a first ballot hall of famer but he just can't do what he used to be able to anymore. In his prime I pick him over Zherdev any day. The way it stands now, I take Zherdev.

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