Shanahan stays in the Big Apple
Brendan Shanahan stuck to his word and agreed to a one-year deal with the New York Rangers on Tuesday.
The 38-year-old left winger had 29 goals and 62 points with the Rangers last season, his first with New York. Following the Rangers' second-round playoff elimination, Shanahan said he wanted to continue his career and had no interest in playing anywhere but New York.
Even with Darius Kasparaitis likely banished to the AHL next season, Glen Sather's going to have to move out salary on this team, and reports have indicated that's a shuffle that's going to happen on the team's already average blue line.
I think New York might just offer Example 2 (next to Tampa Bay) of how you can't buy big with a few scorers and expect to keep the requisite pieces together for a championship run. Time will tell.