In an exclusive for The New York Post, Larry Brooks reports that Brendan Shanahan has told his agent Rick Curran to explore teams other than the Rangers.
Shanahan had this to say...
"I've told Rick [Curran] that I can no longer wait and that it's time to move on," Shanahan, referring to his agent, told The Post this afternoon. "Until now, Rick has been under instructions to tell inquiring teams that my focus was on re-signing with the New York Rangers , and that I was not accepting any other offers.
"That has changed."
...this is obviously best for all involved.
...while I was a big advocate for the Rangers not re-signing Shanahan, I can't over-state what he did to help bring this franchise back from the dead. When Shanahan was a free agent two years ago he could have signed with a lot of other teams for more years, but he signed a 1-year contract with us in an attempt to revitalize this franchise. And he along with Jaromir Jagr did. For that I thank him and wish him good luck.
...here's a little video that represents everything Shanahan brought to the Rangers...