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#21 Don

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 07:17 PM

Yeah, the guy is old but Lou just secured a first ballot Hall of Famer for the price of David Clakson. People would be nuts to complain about the signing now.


Guy Lafleur is available....

I'm not going to condemn the move until I see what Shanahan has left in the tank. I doubt much, but I've been proven wrong before. We just haven't had much luck bringing in old-timers.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 07:23 PM

Yeah, the guy is old but Lou just secured a first ballot Hall of Famer for the price of David Clakson. People would be nuts to complain about the signing now.

That being said, this signing really makes the Holik contract look god awful but that's for Holik thread!



The only reason I'm not totally annoyed by the signing is maybe Shanahan can contribute getting 10-15 minutes a night in a 40 game season, when he couldn't over the course of a full 82+ last year.

Having him in the lineup changes the dynamic of the team, hopefully for better and not worse. Its a cheap experiment in terms of Money spent but it could be costly in terms of Playing time wasted on a guy who doesn't mesh with the rest of the lineup.

But if anything Sutter has shown that he doesn't tolerate failed experiments no matter the player or contract, so if it works it works, if it doesn't Sutter will push him to curb rather quickly. The team looks positioned to make the playoffs anyway so barring a major catastrophe, might as well use the Regular Season to try and experiment with what you got.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 07:32 PM

I thought he'd sign a 1.5 mil deal but this was a steal! I think there's a trade coming...

I hope to see Shanny in the lineup by Jan 21 against Montreal.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 07:34 PM

Wow super cheap.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 07:46 PM

Really before we start celebrating let's see what the Igor Larionov Experiment Part II does on the ice.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 07:53 PM

<3 Lou.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 07:56 PM

too much
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:07 PM

So he turns 40 next week, eh?
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:09 PM

So he turns 40 next week, eh?


Yeahhhhhhhhh... I think Lou is gonna have to ask him to come in and work on Saturdays.... Oh Oh and yeahhh some Sundays as well... yeahhh because they might be losing some people soon at trade deadlien and they might have to play catchup to the Rangers with those games in hand...

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:11 PM

HA! I thought he was gonna get $3-4 million! Wow, great work, Lou!

But Sather couldn't find room for him to fit under the Rangers' cap. HA!

Goes to show how much Shanny just wanted to play, not so much just seek another paycheck.


actually - sather likely just didn't want him on the roster and wanted to give his kids a chance.

at this $ figure, its clear that NOBODY wanted shannahan.

because he's on the cap, no matter what, lou made it cheap so if he stinks, he sits and it doesn't really affect anything.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:11 PM

Yeahhhhhhhhh... I think Lou is gonna have to ask him to come in and work on Saturdays.... Oh Oh and yeahhh some Sundays as well... yeahhh because they might be losing some people soon at trade deadlien and they might have to play catchup to the Rangers with those games in hand...

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:20 PM

I think Lou's next target could be Guerin.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:30 PM

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Genius.

As for the dollar amount, not bad. I figured it would be right around a million, I wasn't too far off.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:31 PM

I think Lou's next target could be Guerin.



I was hoping Jason Arnott in a trade when the Devils are in Nashville on Monday night. :P
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:31 PM

I think Lou's next target could be Guerin.



LOL. Thats funny.


Shanny essentially re-signs here at the same level that he blew us off for the first time.

He and his agent anticipated more, but he found out no one in the league see much value in him. Good signing by Lou we need some quality depth for the third and fourth line.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:32 PM

Shanahan at $800k or Sundin at $10 million?

Hmm.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:42 PM

I was hoping Jason Arnott in a trade when the Devils are in Nashville on Monday night. :P


Nashville is not willing to part ways with Arnott, but the Isles publicly alleges that Guerin is on the block right now.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:49 PM

That is a fair deal.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:51 PM

I think Lou's next target could be Guerin.


Supposedly we're close to signing Sheldon Souray.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:56 PM

Supposedly we're close to signing Sheldon Souray.


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