Brendan Shanahan: Not Your Typical Hockey Player

Posted: 18th November 2009 by Greg Eno in NHL
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Brendan Shanahan shouldnÆt have been a hockey player. He should have been tasting wine, or taking in the theater. Or maybe he should have been in the aisle behind you at the bookstore, helping some pretty young thing pick out a title for her dad on FatherÆs Day. Instead, he elbowed, bulled, and plowed his way into goaliesÆ nightmares. He put his movie star good looks on the line every night, until slowly his face got that Etch-a-Sketch look that befalls all hockey players, if they play long enough. Shanahan played long enough. He said so, retiring yesterday at age 40, which in the NHL is the new 30 anymore. Before Shanahan, power forward was a basketball designation. ôCerebralö and ôhockey playerö were antonyms. Someone named Brendan was probably a Pistons assistant coach. Shanahan ...

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