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Stretch-Drive Pickups SUNDIN VS. SHANAHAN
Pierre McGuire
February 02, 2009
C Mats Sundin , 37, signed by the Canucks on Dec. 18. Prorated salary: $5 million.
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February 02, 2009

Stretch-drive Pickups Sundin Vs. Shanahan

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Mats Sundin , 37, signed by the Canucks on Dec. 18. Prorated salary: $5 million.

R�sum� 557 goals, 1,324 points; team-high 32 goals for the Maple Leafs last season; zero appearances in a Stanley Cup final.

Last Report The 6'5" 231-pounder is still an authentic first- or second-liner and gives the Canucks size and scoring punch; had two goals and an assist in seven games but was in the penalty box for three game-winning goals against.

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Brendan Shanahan , 40, signed by the Devils on Jan. 15. Prorated salary: $383,000.

R�sum� 651 goals, 1,341 points; scored 23 goals for the Rangers last season; three-time Cup winner with the Red Wings.

Last Report The 6'3" 220-pounder provides offensive depth and is effective on the power play and the penalty kill; adds experience to an already experienced team; had one goal in two games, both New Jersey wins.

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Given Shanahan's lower price tag and his versatility, he was the wiser signing.

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