As another poster suggested, though, this could all just be a ploy to get the Wings to pony up more money. I can definitely see that being the case. If so, I'm going to lose a lot of respect for him. I'm already getting a little annoyed at this "game" of his. Just sign whereever you want to play, even if it's not the greatest offer.
Veteran winger Brendan Shanahan, who had 40 goals last season with the Red Wings, has narrowed down his options to two teams, Detroit and another unnamed team, a source said Friday. Boston and St. Louis are no longer in the running. Shanahan, 37, will mull it over this weekend and likely make a decision early next week.
I would imagine that the other team is probably the Kings, since a good offer is on the table from them and he came out to L.A. to meet with Lombardi. Of course, though, Shanahan may just use the weekend to squeeze as much out of Detroit as possible before signing with them.
A post on the Detroit board says:I would imagine that the other team is probably the Kings, since a good offer is on the table from them and he came out to L.A. to meet with Lombardi. Of course, though, Shanahan may just use the weekend to squeeze as much out of Detroit as possible before signing with them.
Probably. I can't imagine the discrepancy between the offers of Detroit and LA is great enough to make him choose the Kings.
Like most you guys I'm happy DL is going after Shanahan. If, we don't get him then hopefully we can make a strong run at Samsonov. I'm glad DL is trying to bring in a top 6 forward. This just underlines our hopes of him trading some of our pieces to make cap room (Army? Kostopolous?)
We already know that either Labs or Garon will be gone. Hopefully DL will trade Labs and I think he will because he knows Cloutier's injury history and I'm sure he recognizes Garon's potential. But he might receieve an offer he can't refuse...
Back to the point...I would love to bring Shanahan to LA for 2 years 9.5 million. If, he scores 30 goals, 70+ points then he will be worth it. The leadership he will bring to help guys like Frolov, Brown, Cammalleri, O'sullivan/Kopitar would also be huge.
shanny is still a good player, i wont bash him, he has his moments. Hes not physical really anymore, hes a pure sniper like player. Hes not a pure sniper like i did just say but in a sense of a sniper that doesnt do much physically... he could dish out 30 goals, but not more then 60 pts max id assume... his skating isnt bad but isnt thrilling, also 4 mill for even shanny next year would be a lot because his goals werent really huge ones last year. 6 gwg isnt a bad thing, but how many were 3-2 winners? no idea.... but hes not a bad player at all
Concur... His BS keeps me from ever picking up that paper.
I dunno. Here in LA I would KILL to have a paper that HAS hockey articles anywhere within its first couple of sports pages. Bullcrap or not, the guy knows a boatload of people and gets a boatload of inside info. Whether any/all of it happens is not always the point. He's respected enough to be a beat writer...