Thanks Shanny, for your leadership, effort, and play.
I personally think you helped bring back some of the prestige to the NYR sweater. Whether Dru, and Gomer would've come here just for the money is an unknown. What is known if this is the end, the NYR will be very grateful for the impression you've made on this organization, and we as fans are grateful.
Brendan, I never appreciated how good of a player you were, until I got to watch you play night after night. You've taught our young guys invaluable lessons and been a joy to watch. However, I do not want to be there when they tow you into the station completely out of gas. You're a bright guy with an even brighter future. If you're interested in management, the Rangers would be foolish not to give you a try. You live in NY, I'm sure the league offices may be interested in your services. But please, please, call it a career while you still have something left to give. I don't want to see you being a healthy scratch next season.
Shanny was a big contributor to this team. I'm for one more year for Shanny. You have to play him on the 4th line and PK though. You have to resist the temptation of using him on the PP or taking 2nd / 3rd line icetime from others.
shanahan reminds me of brett favre, always bring great leadership, has a rocket of a shot(favre has a rocket of an arm), they both bring 110% always, they may have games where people hope he retires, then he has games where people hope he doesnt retire, i think shanny will come back and then he will have a terrific season (like favre...not mvp type though) and then he will retire.
Shanny is old but he provided the leadership in the locker room this team needed. And he gave a lot of effort. I am glad he got to play for the rangers. Thank you for a magnificent career and one of the classiest tenures by a Ranger in their history.