But have the Rangers given up on him?
According to Shanahan’s agent, Rick Curran, the “future Hall of Famer is still interested in playing only for the Rangers next year”:http://www.faceoff.com/hockey/nhlnews/story.html?id=f97d3af7-0ea6-456c-8dcd-f8bccc018dde
“Brendan still feels he has a job that he wants to finish with the Rangers and he knows he has some good hockey left in him. He fully intends on playing next year and at the moment, his intention is to play with the Rangers.”
As I’ve said all along, I have a hard time seeing Shanahan coming back unless he takes a major—and I mean major—pay cut; or if the Rangers somehow decide he’s worth clearing space for. I’ve been a Shanahan supporter since he came to New York. He’s a legend of the game and did some remarkable things while he was here. But I can’t see where he fits in next season.