A Stanley Cup winning enforcer sounds like he may very well get traded.
Earlier this week rumors began circulation that Montreal Canadiens forward Andrew Shaw was one of the main reason the New York Rangers had sent four members of their senior management staff to scout a match up between the Canadiens and Ottawa Senators. Now it seems that we have further confirmation that Shaw is indeed on the trading block.
The Fourth Period's David Pagnotta is reporting that not only has Shaw's name come up as a player of interest to the Rangers, but there are rumors that he is a player available on the trading block. In fact Pagnotta is so confident he flat out stated that Shaw is "being dangled."
Shaws production offensively last season was roughly what one would expect given his time as a member of the Blackhawks, however he saw a huge increase in his penalty minutes. Through 12 games this season Shaw has 4 points, all of them assists, and is plus minus rating of -5 on the season. That being said his entire team has struggled offensively.
It's unclear what Habs general manager Marc Bergevin is looking for in return, however Pagnotta speculates that it could be either a more offensive-minded forward, or some help on the blue line.