Does anything pertaining to Brendan Shanahan still count as news when the winger definitely isn’t coming back to the Rangers?
I say yes, otherwise I wouldn’t have posted this. The 39-year-old free agent “apparently has some interest from John Davidson in St. Louis”:http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports/stories.nsf/sports/blues/story/1eaa935bf7806a5a862574f600227fc4?OpenDocument but is taking his time making a decision (I suppose if you’ve heard Glen Sather say, “Be patient,” enough times, you learn how to repeat it to others).
Another report says Shanahan shot down an offer from Nashville, which would have at least put him under the same umbrella as another jettisoned power forward, Hugh Jessiman.
In other news, Larry Brooks “makes the case that Scott Gomez is being wasted”:http://www.nypost.com/seven/11032008/sports/rangers/memo_to_renney__stop_wasting_gomez_136540.htm between Ryan Callahan and Nigel Dawes. I agree when it comes to Dawes, but am reserving judgment on Callahan, who did come up with his second big goal of the week before the roof caved in against Toronto.
And speaking of which, the Rangers are back on the ice at 11 to try to put that disaster behind them. More on that then…