Well, this was unexpected. Brendan Shanahan has agreed to join the Devils, but has no contract yet. I know we were all hoping he would return to NY, but with the cap situation we all knew better. I am surprised that he went across the Hudson to the Devils though. He will probably end his career with the team that he started it with.
This is not good for the Rangers. The Devils have not flinched since losing Brodeur, and even without Shanahan will be a big threat in the playoffs. The Shanahan addition adds a great two way forward who can probably put up a point a game playing with Elias/Gionta, or Parise/Rolston.
Although Shanny just became the enemy, I will stand and applaud him when he returns to the Garden. Good luck Shanny.