Shattenkirk addresses media about Rangers rumors and future; plus Gorton talks

Shattenkirk’s Twitter Profile pre trade.

Kevin Shattenkirk spoke with the media about being traded and dropped some very direct and interesting quotes about his future.

About the possibility of ending with the Rangers before the deadline:

“That headline has been out for a longtime, even back to last summer, so…There’s been a lot of different scenarios that have popped up this year. You can’t allow yourself to think about one team…Especially with when you get traded during the year you realize different scenarios pop up for different teams and the situations they’re in. I haven’t gotten to caught up in worrying about where I was ending up.”

Irony of facing the Rangers first:

“Yeah that’s wild. It happens when guys get traded, they’re playing their former team or back home. The beauty of it is I get to play in front of family and friends tonight. I think I turned some NYR fans into Caps fans tonight.”

Why he won’t sign an extension:

“What it comes down to as a player this is a chance you don’t get many kicks at. You just have to make sure it’s the right situation…In my mind, it’s just something I want to continue to pursue I guess.”

See you in the Summer Shatty!

Full interview below:

Gorton Not Done?

Steve Zipay sent out a series of tweets that shed light on the deadline so far:

To sum up…the Rangers are looking but aren’t going to make a move for the sake of making one. These quotes should also dispel any notion that the Rangers might be sellers.

Anthony Scultore has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL since 2014. His work also appears at... More about Anthony Scultore

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