Friday, October 31, 2008

Blues Show Interest in Shanahan

The Blues have contacted Brendan Shanahan's agent Rick Curran about his availability, but have not offered a contract.

Former Rangers TV Analyst and current Blues President John Davidson had this to say...

"We put a call in to Rick ... we're playing it by ear," Davidson said to Jaime Rutherford at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Our forwards have done well for the most part. But I think you always have interest in a player like Brendan Shanahan. It's something we'd be wise to look at, but it has to fit to do something like that."

...JD would really be helping his former employer out by keeping Shanahan away from Eastern Conference teams such as the Canadiens, Devils and Flyers.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Columnist Bernie Miklasz has mixed feelings saying...

"If the Blues were a player away from getting there, then Shanahan would make more sense. But I just don’t see the wisdom of putting him on one of the top three lines at the expense of a baby Blue. Do we really want to see, say, David Perron, Patrik Berglund or Backes see less ice time or be otherwise demoted to give regular shifts to a golden oldie?"

...Toronto has also said Shanahan's age doesn't fit with what they are doing, meaning a young up-coming team would probably have not interest in Shanahan. I think Montreal will probably end up signing Shanahan to give them veteran experience come playoff time.


Anonymous said...

i love you Brendan Shanahan :), come to casino night this year!

Anonymous said...

Wow that jersey gave me goosebumps. The reasons Toronto St. Louis gave for not wanting Shanny are the same as why us fans don't want him here? We don't want to give more icetime to Prucha, Orr, Sjostrom, etc. for him.