Shanahan Pays Off Very Quickly

So Brendan Shanahan’s return to New Jersey went pretty well.

He scored a powerplay goal, saw a decent amount of ice time, and skated with Bobby Holik and Mike Rupp on the fourth line. Jay Pandolfo was a healthy scratch and wasn’t happy about it.

Also, Tim Panaccio had a nice look at the NHL’s 2003 class, one that’s made a lot of inroads into the NHL.

Finally, I was very confused by Columbus being able to claim goalie Wade Dubielewicz from the Islanders since the Islanders have a worse record. But the Islanders only signed Dubielewicz; they had no claim on him. Thanks to Josh Bernstein from the Islanders for clarifying that for me.