I came to the rink yesterday with the idea of writing about “Brendan Shanahan’s brilliant start”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061018/SPORTS01/610180384/1034/SPORTS for the Rangers.
Good idea, right?
Apparently so, since I think all of my fellow beat writers had the exact same thought. It just goes to show that either A) great minds think alike, or B) we’re all woefully unoriginal.
Or maybe it’s that the 37-year-old Shanahan’s start has been impossible to ignore. Seven goals. Diving for loose pucks. Still sporting a welt on his head from the preseason.
The guy is old school, and the irony is that Shanahan was arguably the most instrumental player in helping to usher in the sport’s new rules.
Maybe he just knew something no one else did.