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Shanahan: You’ve Got Some Explaining to Do

imageGeez, it seems I'm full of entertainment gossip news and how it relates to the NHL today. Earlier I brought you the Playboy Mansion of Hot Blondes and Retired NHLers. Now here's Brendan Shanahan's Moment in Kink, appearing on Page Six of the New York Post today:
March 20, 2007 -- LINDSAY Lohan continued her New York party over the weekend. On Saturday night, she and her pals, deejay Samantha Ronson and p.r. powerhouse Lisette Sand-Freeman, hit the Beatrice Inn before going to The Box at 1 a.m. - where Lohan got up on the stage and sang while doing a "stripper dance" to thunderous applause. She got off easy - after her, New York Ranger Brendan Shanahan was blindfolded and ball-gagged as trannies danced around him.
Ummm... wow. I have no idea what this means, how it happened, why it happened or what on earth his fellow Rangers are saying to him today. But dear God, I DO want photos! P.S. On the bright side, I guess this would indicate that Shanny's feeling well enough to get back on the ice this week... P.P.S. A shout-out thank you to SteveNJ for the tip to this story.

Update 5:00pm PT:

I would've thought this would be obvious, but seeing some idiot comments on message boards and in my email box, I just want to clarify my own point of view on this -- that there is virtually NO chance this story is based on anything but some random, stupid New York moment. I mean, yes, it's funny as hell (and I do love to make fun of the Wings, past and present) but I assumed most people would realize a couple things:

(1) Any moment in the same location with Lindsay Lohan is bound be packed tight with paparazzi within 20 minutes of her appearance. Since she’d already been showing of with her strip show before Shanahan was apparently in the limelight, you can safely a assume the place was swarming with photogs.  I think we can safely assume that Shanahan is not performing sex acts in front of the press, for chrissakes.

(2) This item is being “reported” by PAGE SIX! It might as well be the National Enquirer for all the credibility I’d give them. And they’re clearly providing very limited information, preferring to create a firestorm of speculation than actually backing up their quick comment.  I did send and inquiry to their editors earlier today to request the details of this story they’re “hinting” at, but they declined to respond thus far.  I doubt it matters to them much.

Now, a couple other relevant points—the club that Lohan and Shanahan were at is an upscale, modern-vaudeville type place on the Lower East Side called “The Box”.  It’s known for having somewhat-unique performers, the type that like to draw the audience into the show, create some laughs. You can read more about the place here and here.

Finally, while Shanahan isn’t a friend of mine personally, he is a good friend-of-a-friend. I dropped a note to that individual earlier today to ask if he knew what the deal was, how Shanahan got himself in that situation with the press being there. 

My friend responded with the comment that this is all just over-reported nonsense, and added this to make his point:

“Believe me when I tell you this, when he was without any kids, his night on the town consisted of dinner at local restaurant and a movie.  With 3 kids now, it’s dinner at Mac’s and a Barney movie.”

Anyway, I’ve said my piece. I like making fun of “enemy” players, but not at the expense of making anyone look bad who doesn’t deserve it.

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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.

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