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01-28-2007, 03:13 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Originally Posted by
Son of Steinbrenner
Shanny is still getting chances to score. For all the talk about the lines (and 3 out of 4 lines are total mish mash) Shanny isn't burying his chances. That has nothing to do with his linemates....
Betts and his two assists and Krog, a waiver-level player, are hardly examples of those who should be feeding Shanny. As Fletch points out, Shanny is not Jagr, who is going to stick handle and set himself up. He needs a center to feed him the puck. Always has. And being worn down from Renney's outright misuse of him IS a factor.
If there is a North American/Euro divide then it's the North Americans that should look at themselves in the mirror...
I do not think that questioning a power play that overpasses becuase they are waiting for the perfect shot, is a call to look in the mirror. It is calling attention to an area where this team is failing at. An area, that a playoff team cannot afford to to be a problem.
For all of Shannys intangibles this team is in the 9th place..IMHO they need Shanny to score more then they need his charisma.
That is fine, but that is the player that he is. He is still the same presence and acts the same way as he had when Yzerman was the Captain of Detroit and Chellios patrolled the back lines. If Jagr refuses to say what has to be said (his statements about needing to be the man, aside [and I am not questioning his captaincy here]), then it falls to a player with Shannahan's pedigree to say it.
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