New York Rangers: Shanahan Only Interested In Broadway Return

Kevin McRaeFeatured ColumnistJuly 15, 2008

Despite published reports that he's received offers from the Canucks and Canadiens, free agent forward Brendan Shanahan appears interested only in a return to Broadway.

"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," Shanahan's agent Rick Curran told the Vancouver Province.  "He fully intends on playing next year and at the moment, his intention is to play with the Rangers."

Whether the Rangers will have enough cap room to satisfy the free agent winger is another story.  If Shanahan does return it will likely be for drastically less than $2.5 million base salary plus bonuses he received last season. 

Shanahan was the Rangers third leading scorer last season with 23 goals in 73 games.

As for offers from other teams Shanahan's agent dismissed those rumors.

"I can tell you that I've never been approached or had any discussions with Vancouver regarding Brendan," said Curran.  "We've only been having discussions with one team and that's the New York Rangers."