Devils and Shanahan Part Ways On Opening Night!

Posted: 1st October 2009 by Rick Gillispie in NHL
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The New Jersey Devils and Brendan Shanahan have parted ways. á This info taken from It appears the future is now in New Jersey.

Why else would veteran forward Brendan Shanahan and the Devils part ways Thursday after the 40-year-old left wing had just signed a $1 million contract to return to New Jersey in August?

According to Devils President/CEO/GM Lou Lamoriello, the emergence of several prospects, including wingers Niclas Bergfors and Matt Halischuk, and the acquisitions of Rob Niedermayer and Ilkka Pikkarainen, played a big role in Thursday's decision.

Bergfors and Halischuk each starred for the Devils' American Hockey League affiliate in Lowell last season, combining for 36 goals and 80 points. Read the rest of the article at ...

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