bhaw wrote:This reminds me a lot of Leetch a couple seasons ago. his plan was to sit out most of the year and then decide which of the many contracts he would take for a playoff run. Unfortunately for him, those many contracts never came. The NHL is becoming a young man's game and very few of these older, former superstars can fit in anywhere.
I remember this. Along the lines of the NHL becoming a young man's game, that's what it is now. A lot of the older guys are just sort of fading out. Look at Pittsburgh South. That's where I'd like to see us ship Sydor since Tampa's seem to become the Penguins Retirement Team.
As for Shanny actually joining the team, that is a definite NO. It'll never happen. Look at how the organization handled LeClaire and Recchi. It's not like people don't know what went down with both of these situations. On the flipside, we did all we could for them. The truth is they can't cut it anymore in the new NHL. And Shanahan, while having a hot season last year, proved to everyone that his longevity isn't what it used to be with his playoff performance.