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11-18-2008, 09:07 PM
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Yeah Colorado would really give him up. And I think he's more like Koivu, a quiet, on-ice leader.

Shanny on the other hand will **** your family if you make one bad play. That's true leadership.
I may be thinking of the wrong dude for this joke but....

Doesn't he do that even if your friends?

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11-18-2008, 09:08 PM
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Bring him down here. Get this PP some help.

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11-18-2008, 09:08 PM
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Yes, this team really needs to be slower than it already is.

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it would help our pp if he came.

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11-18-2008, 09:12 PM
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Yes, this team really needs to be slower than it already is.
It's about having a guy who can bury the puck, fight and provide leadership. There is enough speed to make up for it. We're not talking about some 4th liner, we're talking about a Hall of Famer.

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11-18-2008, 09:18 PM
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11-18-2008, 09:20 PM
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It's about having a guy who can bury the puck, fight and provide leadership. There is enough speed to make up for it. We're not talking about some 4th liner, we're talking about a Hall of Famer.
Yeah, a Hall of Famer who is way passed his prime. If this was 3-4 years ago I'd agree, but Shanahan is no where near to the player he was.

We have enough vets on this team. What we need are some hungry rookies to push other players to fight for their jobs.

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11-18-2008, 09:23 PM
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Yeah, a Hall of Famer who is way passed his prime. If this was 3-4 years ago I'd agree, but Shanahan is no where near to the player he was.

We have enough vets on this team. What we need are some hungry rookies to push other players to fight for their jobs.
Well they lost to the Flyers easily last year because they were not tough enough. I agree rookies are needed to add a spark, but I think a guy like Shanny would be useful too. He adds toughness and a nice right-handed shot, I think he would be better than Lang on the PP.

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11-18-2008, 09:24 PM
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And to top it off, Shanahan has the Balls to stand in front of the net looking for a Garbage goal!

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11-18-2008, 09:25 PM
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I'd take Shanny, his character would be valuable to this team.

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11-18-2008, 09:29 PM
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And to top it off, Shanahan has the Balls to stand in front of the net looking for a Garbage goal!
Exactly. Lang does not. 650 ****ing goals, that's just insane.

The Rangers were terrible offensively last year, Jagr was their leading scorer with 71 points. That's his worst PPG since his rookie year. So really Shanny's totals last year can be a write-off even thouh he got 23 goals.

Two years ago he was on pace for 35-40 but was hurt. 3 years ago he actually got 40.

I think he can still pot 30 on this team.

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11-18-2008, 09:30 PM
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Well they lost to the Flyers easily last year because they were not tough enough. I agree rookies are needed to add a spark, but I think a guy like Shanny would be useful too. He adds toughness and a nice right-handed shot, I think he would be better than Lang on the PP.
I don't think adding Shanahan would make this team more tough. He's nowhere near the physical force he was in the past; he's a shade of his former self. Sure he provides more leadership, but I honestly don't think more leadership is what we need right now. Besides, we have no idea what goes on and what's being said behind closes doors so I guess that point is moot for both sides.

Either way, I still think that calling up rookies would do a great deal more than signing another washed up vet merely to provide "leadership". If there isn't enough leadership in the roster we have with guys like Koivu, Komisarek, Higgins, Hamrlik, Kovalev, even Gorges, then we're even worse than I thought.

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11-18-2008, 09:32 PM
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I don't think adding Shanahan would make this team more tough. He's nowhere near the physical force he was in the past; he's a shade of his former self. Sure he provides more leadership, but I honestly don't think more leadership is what we need right now. Besides, we have no idea what goes on and what's being said behind closes doors so I guess that point is moot for both sides.

Either way, I still think that calling up rookies would do a great deal more than signing another washed up vet merely to provide "leadership". If there isn't enough leadership in the roster we have with guys like Koivu, Komisarek, Higgins, Hamrlik, Kovalev, even Gorges, then we're even worse than I thought.
We don't have anyone on this team that can do what Shanahan done over his career, stand in front of the net paying the price looking for a rebound. Any of the rookies you mention do that?

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11-18-2008, 09:36 PM
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We don't have anyone on this team that can do what Shanahan done over his career, stand in front of the net paying the price looking for a rebound. Any of the rookies you mention do that?
Shanahan rarely even does that anymore. That's the problem here, go to the rangers board and ask them about Shanahan's play. Sure he's a great leader in the locker room, but he's not the same player...

As for rookies who can provide that, I'm sure Pacioretty would more than like to, even if I'd call D'ago or Chipchura before him.

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it might help in the locker room but it would take him some time to get comfortable enough to speak up in a new team's backyard. The effect would be almost nil.

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11-18-2008, 09:39 PM
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And to top it off, Shanahan has the Balls to stand in front of the net looking for a Garbage goal!
His career stats

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...y.php?pid=4888

650 goals

slapshots, wristshots, backhands, rebounds, pp, penalty shots, shorthanded, shoot outs...

supergutsy guy...

He wouldn't be a liability

You cannot have a career like that without having serious balls


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The guy scored how many goals last year? How many did Latendresse score and yet he deserves to be on Koivu's line right?

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11-18-2008, 09:41 PM
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I dont see any team wanting either one of these guys for that price tag.

Gainey has 5 million dollars tied up in 4rth liners
Think it's even closer to 6 million (5.8 or so)...

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11-18-2008, 09:41 PM
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He could help on the powerplay, in the playoffs, and he's a big upgrade in the grit department. I'm really questioning if the team's got any playoff warriors.

On the flipside, he's old and slow, and the team needs a top 4 defenseman way more than another forward.

However, a mitigating factor is that Gainey chased him before. Wouldn't be a liability, but not exactly the solution to the team's problems either - not that a single player could do the trick right now.

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11-18-2008, 09:43 PM
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The guy scored how many goals last year? How many did Latendresse score and yet he deserves to be on Koivu's line right?
Yeah, he scored more goals than Lats playing top line minutes and PP with quality players whereas Lats score 16 goals playing with 3rd/4th line scrubs and no PP time..not a very good comparison.

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11-18-2008, 09:47 PM
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Yeah, he scored more goals than Lats playing top line minutes and PP with quality players whereas Lats score 16 goals playing with 3rd/4th line scrubs and no PP time..not a very good comparison.
Yeah, while Koivu and Tanguay were on fire...Lats had how many points the last 5 or 6 games he played on the top line? And people still want him there

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11-18-2008, 09:48 PM
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The guy scored how many goals last year? How many did Latendresse score and yet he deserves to be on Koivu's line right?
Shanahan was 23 23 46 last season

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Yeah, while Koivu and Tanguay were on fire...Lats had how many points the last 5 or 6 games he played on the top line? And people still want him there
Yeah, but what the hell does this have to do with a washed up Shanahan?

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Picard said a source close to the team told him bob gainey was interested again,he also said begin and dandenault are being showcased.
interested in shanny bad
showcasing begin and dandenault, good, really good

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11-18-2008, 09:51 PM
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The guy scored 23 goals as a washed up player last season, he plays a game non of the habs play (standing in front of the net), he'll pay the price to try and win games, hab players ran for their dresses against philly last playoffs...we could use a shanahan in the playoffs.

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