As soon as I heard that Brendan Shannahan was signing with the Rangers, I wondered if that meant that his three year delay before a vote on hall of fame membership begins now, or only after he really stops playing.
Of course, the NYR bloggers are explaining why it’s different. It may well be, but there’s no reason to conclude that at this point. Seriously, in every fact that matters, it’s the same situation. Granted, Shanny may have taken LESS money to go to New York, but the reality is, he’s past his prime, out of his comfort, and he even admits that he’s doing this just to turn the page.
I’ll admit I’m wrong if he can top 30 goals or matter in the playoffs.