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12-03-2009, 11:34 AM
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Shanahan hired by league.

Per TSN http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=300928

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Brendan Shanahan has found a job.

The recently retired NHL star will officially be hired by the NHL today.

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Not all the surprising, but good for him.

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Hired to do what exactly? Good for Shanny.

Aha. "Shanahan's title will be Vice President, Hockey and Business Development." He'll also be involved in the Toronto department. War room maybe? Then we know who to blame when we get disallowed goals.

Vice President. "The Shannynator."

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good move by the nhl... the lg needs more real hockey people involved. i wonder if this is a move to keep him away from working for the players union?

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Hired to do what exactly? Good for Shanny.

Aha. "Shanahan's title will be Vice President, Hockey and Business Development." He'll also be involved in the Toronto department. War room maybe?
The article was so short I didn't want to quote the entire thing lol.

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This was all part of the plan for Shanny, the day he signed with the Rangers IMO.

Good for him and good luck, hopefully hell be wise and try to fight to get ESPN back on board - with any power he has in that position. (Not sure if he has any)

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I wish he coulda gone to work with the Players Association. Talk about a ****-show that needs some help. Though I wouldn't blame anyone for not wanting to get involved with that.

Good luck to him.

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Good for Shanny. Glad he gets to stay in the area like he wanted to.

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I wish he coulda gone to work with the Players Association. Talk about a ****-show that needs some help. Though I wouldn't blame anyone for not wanting to get involved with that.

Good luck to him.
They don't welcome traitors-collaborators. No union does.
Good for Shanny and his family. Welcome back to NYC, Brendan.

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They don't welcome traitors-collaborators. No union does.
Good for Shanny and his family. Welcome back to NYC, Brendan.
I work in Labor, I know. But Shanahan is no traitor. He's highly regarded amongst his peers. Valiquette even said publicly a couple of weeks ago that Shanahan would be perfect for the NHLPA--and he's our player rep! Really, there's no ill will whatsoever between the NHLPA and Brendan Shanahan...of this I'm certain.

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I work in Labor, I know. But Shanahan is no traitor. He's highly regarded amongst his peers. Valiquette even said publicly a couple of weeks ago that Shanahan would be perfect for the NHLPA--and he's our player rep! Really, there's no ill will whatsoever between the NHLPA and Brendan Shanahan...of this I'm certain.
Steve is no militant. Not all are like him. Nice guys do not run the labor. They do not run anything, in fact. Only mean people can grab the power and keep it. Shanny will have to test the waters before going into it. Good start.

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Good for Shanny, i always loved him even if i think the fact that he left the Devils early in the season just because he didn't play on the top line was pretty ******.

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Good for Shanny, i always loved him even if i think the fact that he left the Devils early in the season just because he didn't play on the top line was pretty ******.
This is so wrong on so many levels.
1) He was never going to play on the top line and he knew that even from last season.
2) It looked like they were setting him up for their 3rd line but then something changed.
3) The devils are the ones who wanted him gone,maybe not completly off the team but they wanted to demote him to 4th and he didn't want to be some "tough guy" out there 4mins a night so they agreed to sit him/trade him

Sounds perfectly reasonable to me.

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“When I was 14 years old I was skating in the summertime at a rink in Toronto,” Shahanan recalled. “Rick Vaive happened to be skating at an adjoining rink and we were actually in dressing rooms that were right next to each other.

“I went in when he was sort of settled and asked him for an autograph. I didn’t get the best response from Rick Vaive at that time.”

It was not a moment Shanahan would forget.

The Devils made him their first selection and the second overall pick in the 1987 entry draft and he went straight to the NHL as a rookie with the team in 1987-88.

“Fast forward four years later and Rick Vaive is waiting for a meaningless faceoff in Buffalo,” Shanahan said. “He’s now playing for the Sabres. He’s lined up next to some 18-year-old kid from New Jersey. When the puck dropped, I attacked Rick Vaive.

“It was a quiet, uneventful game. He couldn’t believe the rage I had, not only in attacking him, but it took two (linesmen) to restrain me afterwards and throw me in the penalty box.”

Vaive was dumbfounded.

“He said to one of my teammates at the time, Jim Korn, ‘By the way, what’s wrong with that kid and why was he coming after me?’ ” Shanahan recounted. “Jim Korn said, ‘Apparently he asked you for an autograph when he was a little kid and you weren’t that friendly to him. So he’s harbored those feelings since then.’ ”

“Three years ago, he came up to me at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and introduced me to his 14-year-old son,” Shanahan said. “I signed the autograph, took a picture and gave him a piggy-back. I didn’t want karma to come back and get me.”

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“When I was 14 years old I was skating in the summertime at a rink in Toronto,” Shahanan recalled. “Rick Vaive happened to be skating at an adjoining rink and we were actually in dressing rooms that were right next to each other.

“I went in when he was sort of settled and asked him for an autograph. I didn’t get the best response from Rick Vaive at that time.”

It was not a moment Shanahan would forget.

The Devils made him their first selection and the second overall pick in the 1987 entry draft and he went straight to the NHL as a rookie with the team in 1987-88.

“Fast forward four years later and Rick Vaive is waiting for a meaningless faceoff in Buffalo,” Shanahan said. “He’s now playing for the Sabres. He’s lined up next to some 18-year-old kid from New Jersey. When the puck dropped, I attacked Rick Vaive.

“It was a quiet, uneventful game. He couldn’t believe the rage I had, not only in attacking him, but it took two (linesmen) to restrain me afterwards and throw me in the penalty box.”

Vaive was dumbfounded.

“He said to one of my teammates at the time, Jim Korn, ‘By the way, what’s wrong with that kid and why was he coming after me?’ ” Shanahan recounted. “Jim Korn said, ‘Apparently he asked you for an autograph when he was a little kid and you weren’t that friendly to him. So he’s harbored those feelings since then.’ ”

“Three years ago, he came up to me at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and introduced me to his 14-year-old son,” Shanahan said. “I signed the autograph, took a picture and gave him a piggy-back. I didn’t want karma to come back and get me.”

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Spin off of "My Name is Earl" ; "My name is Shanny"? Wonder what is on HIS list?

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“When I was 14 years old I was skating in the summertime at a rink in Toronto,” Shahanan recalled. “Rick Vaive happened to be skating at an adjoining rink and we were actually in dressing rooms that were right next to each other.

“I went in when he was sort of settled and asked him for an autograph. I didn’t get the best response from Rick Vaive at that time.”

It was not a moment Shanahan would forget.

The Devils made him their first selection and the second overall pick in the 1987 entry draft and he went straight to the NHL as a rookie with the team in 1987-88.

“Fast forward four years later and Rick Vaive is waiting for a meaningless faceoff in Buffalo,” Shanahan said. “He’s now playing for the Sabres. He’s lined up next to some 18-year-old kid from New Jersey. When the puck dropped, I attacked Rick Vaive.

“It was a quiet, uneventful game. He couldn’t believe the rage I had, not only in attacking him, but it took two (linesmen) to restrain me afterwards and throw me in the penalty box.”

Vaive was dumbfounded.

“He said to one of my teammates at the time, Jim Korn, ‘By the way, what’s wrong with that kid and why was he coming after me?’ ” Shanahan recounted. “Jim Korn said, ‘Apparently he asked you for an autograph when he was a little kid and you weren’t that friendly to him. So he’s harbored those feelings since then.’ ”

“Three years ago, he came up to me at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and introduced me to his 14-year-old son,” Shanahan said. “I signed the autograph, took a picture and gave him a piggy-back. I didn’t want karma to come back and get me.”

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Spin off of "My Name is Earl" ; "My name is Shanny"? Wonder what is on HIS list?
I don't think the story needed to be posted next to each other twice.

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Nice to know your unsought opinion on the subject...

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