With Shanahan on the Rangers, he would explain perfectly to Drury exactly where and when his leadership is most needed with the club as well as also explaining that in order to be a good leader he must also keep quiet from time to time and let Jagr and his line play their type of game (no matter how silly the European type game may appear to be). On paper it should be very very tough for opponants to defend Jagr & Co.,Inc when you also have a straight at you north-south style of play played by Drury centering Avery and Shanny. Add to that a third line that playes north-south as fast or faster than any other checking line in hockey as well as all three (Cullen-Prucha-Callahan) having the ability to score over 20 plus goals more years than not. As well as the 4th line of Hollweg-Betts- Orr" playing north-south as physically in your face as well as anyone. Even the powerplay has two different styles that defenders have to play against.
Anyway, I most sury do not think the Rangers (or any other team) should ever be affraid to sign Drury (or another free agent) because he has too much leadership for the teams good. But,,, if Drury is able to play on a line with Shanahan and both he and Shanny could lead the team together??? The only thing that could stop the Rangers from winning the cup, is another teams very fine performance against them! But you have a very good point and something teams should (actually should probably do much more of) is constantly make sure the leam leadership never goes astray… Because if it starts to go astray??? Management has to step in right away and subtlely put all the players on the same page. But with Shanny and Drury leading and also respecting Jagr's lines type of play… Management would never have to get involved.