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#1 One4TheWings

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 02:49 PM

From Twitter:

@NHLShanny: Hey @MADDOG0415, I enjoyed everywhere I played but Wing years were the best. Proud to say i'll always feel like a Red Wing. Great times.

This was in response to the question:

How would you define the Red Wing portion of your career?

Opinions? I think it's really cool to hear Shanny say that his best years were here and that he'll always feel like a Wing.

edit: I messed up the twitter character count. In 140 characters or less. Not that it's relevant to the post or anything. -shrugs-

Edited by One4TheWings, 05 September 2010 - 02:51 PM.

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#2 thedisappearer

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 03:02 PM

He'll always be a Wing to me. :)
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 03:04 PM

Cool of him to say. I've read similar things from a few other players who spent some of their career in Detroit.

Something about winning all those cups tends to stick with you. :cool:
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 03:06 PM

Damn you Derek Meech.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 03:21 PM

Cool of him to say. I've read similar things from a few other players who spent some of their career in Detroit.

Something about winning all those cups tends to stick with you. :cool:

I hear the organization really knows how to take care of its players too. Gotta love mike. Hes a loyal guy and treats players like family. What else could you ask for as a player?

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 03:22 PM

Damn you Derek Meech.


Haha, the exact same thing came to my mind.

Thanks Shanny, you crazy Irish bastard. Do us all a favor and go to Notre Dame to mentor a young man named Riley Sheahan. The similarities between you two are uncanny, and we could really use another badass scoring machine.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 04:03 PM

Always will be one of my all time favorite red wings.Posted Image

#8 Shady Ultima

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 04:09 PM

I miss Shanny. He was one of my favourite all time Wings.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 04:20 PM

He'll always be a Wing to me. :)


Hear, hear! We love you, man!

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#10 Broken 16

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 04:27 PM

He was the missing link to the beginning of an era that would span over 11 years and is still going strong. Red Wing for life.

#11 Vladifan

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 04:34 PM

I miss Shanny. He was one of my favourite all time Wings.


He's one of those players who has so much character and talent that he created a vacuum when he left. He will always be missed. Along with the Irish Jig. :)

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#12 blgillett

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 05:13 PM

My only wish would have been if he finished his Career with the Winged wheel on his chest
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#13 Barrie

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 06:36 PM

Always will be one of my all time favorite red wings.Posted Image

I hear ya, he's #3 on my all-time list, behind "The Captain" and DMac.
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 07:02 PM

He was the missing link to the beginning of an era that would span over 11 years and is still going strong. Red Wing for life.


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#15 cmonster

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 07:46 PM

Shanny exemplified the blue collar mentality of Detroit. He was a lunch pail guy. he came to work and did it all. He scored, he fought. He endeared himself quite well to the Detroit Faithful. He seemed like a throwback to old school hockey. He was the prototypical power forward.

#16 Vladifan

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 07:46 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4h9i9iJHMM


This is priceless. Thanks, Hockeytown. :thumbup:

"He even ate with women who at that time were accorded the same status as the family donkey. Are we willing to break bread with, say, child sex slaves, transgender teens and undocumented workers? Because when Jesus comes back to Earth, that's where he'll be hanging."
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#17 F.Michael

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 09:28 PM

He was the missing link to the beginning of an era that would span over 11 years and is still going strong. Red Wing for life.

This right here.

I remember the rumours leading up to Shanny's arrival in Detroit; what a great feeling it was for us fans when he became a Red Wing!

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#18 sputman

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 09:31 PM

i was surprised (and still delighted) at this at first, but then when i looked at his career i saw that he spent most of it detroit. for some reason i was thinking st. louis or new jersey. i'm glad, though, even with the ill feelings he had with bowman and babcock he thinks fondly of his time here. i certainly think fondly of him.
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 10:40 PM

Shanahan was always one of my favorites. We're always debating Yzerman, Lidstrom, Federov, Datsyuk, Zetterberg, etc. Heck, even people like Krupp show up so frequently that this thread actually caught my attention.

We as Wings fans almost NEVER talk about Shanahan. Yet he's probably a favorite player of 98% of us. And he's a legend. WHy is it that we don't talk about him more?

Man I miss watching that guy play for the Wings.

Edited by VM1138, 05 September 2010 - 10:40 PM.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 12:29 AM

What was he going to say? "Actually, my best times were in a Hartford Whalers uniform. I never wanted to leave"
"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk





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