If I had to choose between Shanahan and Peca for the Rangers, I’ll take Shanahan every time. He fills a pretty big need the Rangers have, which is the ability to score garbage goals, a good right handed shot, and especially being a good locker room presence…as well as filling a spot on left wing. Shanahan adjusted extremely well to the new NHL last season, in a time where the league was not kind to the power forwards.
The Rangers have Betts, Ward, Moore and Ortmeyer, who are all good penalty killers. I just don’t trust Peca to score many goals during the regular season, which is something the Rangers need. To me, Peca is also an iffy locker room leader.