Brendan Shanahan anyone?
Brendan Shanahan has had enough with the New York Rangers. The 39 year old will be open to the free agent market. Now the question is, if you could, would you take him on the Bruins?
I would, which I know is against what you probably think. But, think about it this way. The Bruins have a 7 forwards under the age of 23. That is young. Shanahan would provide instant leadership and could help make the kids like Kessel, Wheeler and others develop into better players. The 11th all time goal scorer could not hurt this team.
Now, making room for him is another issue entirely. As we all know, the entire roster will not stay healthy all season, Kobasew has already been out, Axelsson is injured every season, and anything can happen. And, we could use some more help scoring. Shanahan would provide more depth and help the PP out. He had 11 PP goals last season. A guy like Stephane Yelle could be placed on waivers to make room, or Blake Wheeler could be sent down to Providence to work more on his game.
Price is another thing. If Shanahan wants 3-4 million, then no thank you. But if the price is 1-2.5 million, you take a look.
I don't know, but Shanahan looks a lot nicer up there than Axelsson.