The guy just oozes class and leadership, was named the 2nd most respected NHLER amoung a pool of his peers behind Joe Sakic for a reason and at the end of the day he's still a damn fine player to boot.
The guy had no center all year and still doesn't and he's been a PAG player with 29 goals while having missed a month+.
The guy loves being a NYR and he seems willing to do the one year at a time deals where you can't measure how valuable that flexibility provides in todays cap world.
As somebody mentioned above, you know this guy is the main reason that Avery has been able to reel it in and become such an effective player.
I'd give him the same 1 yrs 4 million he got this year.
"You can see it when you listen to him in the dressing room - it's great when he's here," said Jaromir Jagr, the Rangers' captain who readily yields the floor to Shanahan. "Of course, somebody has to score goals. But he makes sure we play the right style when we have a lead - those kind of simple plays that I don't even like to play.