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If Shanahan were to come here, he'd be a 3rd line/4th line guy. Pesonen is a huge "if" to make it in the NHL right now. If we can get Cooke to play with Sid and move Dupuis down to the third line, Shanahan would be fine for 4th line duty, while seeing 1st/2nd PP unit time.
We do not have Malone anymore for the PP to stand in front of the net. Fedotenko isn't bad but I suspect that Staal will be on the PP unit with Sid and Satan. If Shanahan were to come on board, he could be on the PP unit with Malkin and Sykora, or interchange Staal and you have 1a and 1b PP unit.
Shanahan can still be a monster on the PP unit but he has nothing else to give. His legs are done. At least Roberts would play solid forechecking. Shanahan can't even do that anymore.
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I would obviously take Shanny on for the right (cheap) deal...He would bring good leadership and cup winning experience to the team...He adds depth. The pens are not blessed with many top line wingers, not that Shanny is, but depth is key to success...
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The Joker wrote:
Samsdog wrote:I don't realistically see how he fits into the team unless they send TK back to WBS to free up a roster spot or put him on the 4th line (bad move IMO). That assumes Pesonen won't appear on the roster as well. Signing Shanahan would be like the Leclaire signing. No thanks.
LeClair was signed to be on the top 2 lines and still produce at a pretty good clip, Shanny will be signed to play on the third line in a grinding role and be a Powerplay specialist that still has the ability to net 20-25 goals.
And comparing LeClair (a constant underachiever)
to Shanny (one of the best power forwards ever) is a little silly.
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