I have been a terribly lazy blogger this summer. And for that, I’m…well, not that sorry. But sorry nonetheless.
But something has dragged me out of the blogger doldrums. Mr. Gulitti on his Fire & Ice blog reports (at 5:30 AM, no less – hardcore, TG, hardcore!) that the Devils and Brendan Shanahan have agreed to a one0year deal and that Shanny will be in training camp when it opens in September.
Why is this awesome? Well, because I bought a $30 Brendan Shanahan St. Patrick’s Day tee-shirt last year and I want it to be relevant for more than two months.
But more importantly, it gives the Devils a little veteran leadership on the bottom lines, a guy who can play left or right wing (probably right), and a PP/PK specialist. I don’t know what the Devils are planning, but I could totally live with Shanny on special teams and the 4th line. Absolutely could live with that.
The drawbacks? Well, he IS kind of old. Will he break down? I guess that depends on how Mr. Lemaire chooses to use Shanny. Again, my vote here is 4th line and PP/PK specialist. But I guess we shall see. I like the signing though. I like it quite a bit.
Also, I suppose I owe everyone the ZubbieCounterContest voting, eh? Well, the Zubbies (as named by 2MA reader Kevin B. has dubbed them) will be coming before the season starts. Probably late August (I know, I know I said May/June. I lied. Sorry.)