Since hanging up the skates in 2009, Brendan Shanahan went from issuing Shanabans as the head of the Department of Player Safety, to being the Shanaman with the Shanaplan in Toronto. But before all that, he and the Shanaclan in Detroit won three Cups over the Shanaspan of six years. As a big Red Wings fan myself, I watched some pretty great teams lose prior to their first Cup win in 1997. Scotty Bowman and Ken Holland knew they needed to get bigger, so they did a Shanascan of the league and made the deal with Hartford to bring Shanny to Detroit. I was a big Shanafan since his days in St. Louis, so I was pretty excited.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a hockey fan that doesn’t have this Whalers jersey in their top 5. We were pretty pumped to have an opportunity to customize this rare authentic Whale!