Reports from Comcast SportsNet – Philadelphia are saying that the Philadelphia Flyers are entertaining the idea of bringing Brendan Shanahan on board for the upcoming season as their oft-talked about “final piece”. Shanahan, who will be 40 this season, has won three Stanley Cup Championships in his career – all during his time with the Detroit Red Wings – and would bring a strong dose of leadership and locker-room presence that the Flyers desire to have. Last season, Shanahan considered retirement but decided to return to the NHL, signing with the Flyers’ Atlantic Division rivals, the New Jersey Devils. In 34 games last year, “Shanny” tallied 6 goals and 14 points – a steady drop off from the numbers he was once capable of putting up, but a full season of Shanahan may bring a different scenario. In 22 NHL seasons, Shanahan has played for the New Jersey Devils, St. Louis Blues, New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, and Hartford Whalers. More on this story to come as it develops. For a full dose of information, read the article by CSN Philly’s Tim Panaccio here.