Comcast reported Wednesday night that the Hawks have contacted free agent Brendan Shanahan. Several Internet reports have claimed the same thing.
Shanahan will be 40 years old in January, but he still has some goals left in him. Where Shanahan could really help the Hawks is in the dressing room, where that big veteran leader voice is missing. The Hawks have plenty of young leaders, but there's no doubt a guy like Toews misses having people such as Marty Lapointe and Kevyn Adams around.
Of course, to sign Shanahan cap space would need to be cleared somehow, likely in the form of moving out Khabibulin in some manner.
Shanahan would prefer to play in the East, such as in Philadelphia, but St. Louis is another possibility.