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Will Brendan Shanahan Be A New York Ranger In '09?

Mike RappaportAnalyst IIJuly 25, 2008

When it comes to Brendan Shanahan's status as of right now, one thing is certain: He will be in the NHL in 2008-2009.

Will he be playing on Broadway? That is not as certain.

According to numerous reports, Shanahan has decided that, after considering retiring, he wants to play at least one more season, and his target destination is Broadway.

Also, Rangers president and GM Glen Sather has told Shanahan that he would like to have the 39-year old right wing back for next season.

However, the Rangers have very limited cap space, so there is still a possibility that if the Rangers and Shanahan can't agree on a contract, he will evaluate the different offers that he will receive from around the league.

If Shanahan does return to the Rangers, then it is more than likely that he would replace Jaromir Jagr as the team's captain. 

Shanahan scored 23 goals and 21 assists last season, but was hampered by a strained knee he suffered in early January. He has 650 goals and 1340 points in 1490 career NHL games over 20 NHL seasons with the Devils, Blues, Whalers, Red Wings, and Rangers.


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