Ryan & Bryan.
A sign and trade?
I’m actually rather surprised at the signing of Shannon. He’s not exactly irreplaceable. He’s not “core”. He’s not even a guaranteed regular shifter.
I’m not sad to see him signed, he is a reliable player, has some upside, and seems commited to doing what it takes to remain in the NHL, but a “must sign”? Nope.
Actually, considering this teams cap situation going into next season, and the need to sign Volchy, Foligno, and Regin…why would Murray commit to Shannon in February?
Oh, I don’t know, maybe to make him a “known” commodity. A signed Shannon, for a team interested in his services, is better than an unsigned Shannon.
I’m not saying it’s a sign of an impending trade, but it sure does seem a strange move considering this teams contract priorities.