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@EquusBiz @rjonyr87 @Bring back Langdon @rangermom good point. hate gomez love cally but you are absolutely right. If Sather gives 6 mill to Cally then he should wear a dunce cap. Over the other one's he's already got. Tower of dunce caps.
2 days, 17 hours ago on Rangers Decline Callahan's Six-Year, $6.3 Million Per Year Proposal
Who the hell thinks the market will pay Callahnan 7yr / 7mil or 6yr / 6mil?
Are there that many dumbass GMs around - I don't think so. Which is why Cally is forced to back down some. Everyone knows he is not worth his demands. If he goes on the open market there is probably NO ONE willing to pay that high a price. I love the guy - but there is simply no way a responsible GM pays 6 million per 6 years for a 20 goal scorer who is susceptible to injuries because of his style of play. DONE.
Why is he even gonna get over 5 million?!!??!! Why did Girardi?!?!!? F "the market"! This is ridiculous.
How do the Pens do it? Who's their GM....Gandalf? Can we send Sather to be an apprentice there?
Most fan bases are reactionary. Everyone's entitled to their opinion. That has nothing to do with our current situation. It doesn't change the fact that Callahan is a gritty two way forward, a beloved gritty two way forward. Do you pay THAT type of player on your team Crosby money? Captain or not the common sense answer is a resounding "NO". You don't give 2nd/3rd line talent 1st line money. NO FRICKIN' WAY. Again...I'm saying NO. I love Ryan Callahan and his style of play but in no way has he done ANYTHING during his time here to deserve that kind of money. That is just fact. Yes we've been in the playoffs a few times. Callahan was an important but just a small part of an overall team effort. Anyone who knows this team knows the lion's share can only be given to Lundqvist if you are inclined to want to do that. Giving Cally credit for that is silly. Giving him a huge payday for making the playoffs - which a lot of teams do in the NHL, is insane. Put your feelings aside and think about the amount of money he would be making. That's superstar bucks - especially in the Bettman salary cap era. That is laughable. Think of the high scoring, high powered franchise players in the league that make that kind of money....do you consider Callahan to be on that list? Paying him anywhere near the amount of money he and his agent are asking is ludicrously hurtful to this team in many ways. He isn't worth it. It hurts our ability to resign players and go after free agents that can help. TEAM FIRST. Every fan and player (and team captain for that matter) should know that in a perfect world. Obviously that is not the case. Human greed wins out in the end. The Rangers franchise has been mismanaged for a long time. Players love playing here and talk glowingly about it because they know here in the big NYC market they will get top dollar despite their ability. What athlete wouldn't love that and try to get some? If Cally is given a huge raise it will just be another example of Sather's incompetence. Then we'll all get this increase passed onto us in the form of higher ticket prices and cable rates. Gloomy. True. Lame.
3 days, 9 hours ago on Callahan Softening on Contract Demands?; Rangers Talk Hemsky
Yay - we suck again! I love a see saw season. It's so rewarding! I'm sure Callahan's bulls**t has no effect on the team either. I guess we are supposed to be happy that we play a lot of teams lower than us in the standings the rest of the way but with our inconsistency this season I am not confident that means anything. One thing I am sure of is that we are not a serious Cup contender. So what else is new? Boo Hoo.
Can Hank get a rest/benching? He might still be in Sochi.
3 days, 16 hours ago on Bruins 6, Rangers 3
here we go again. beat the Blackhawks then letdown vs the mediocre Flyers. Lame. Can't we just win every game?
5 days, 15 hours ago on Rangers @ Flyers (Game 61)
USA hockey took a big step backward. What a disgrace. These guys didn't bother to show up today. After a relatively easy time in the early rounds they seemed to just not want it enough. No fight at all vs Canada and an absolute turd laid on the ice vs. Finland. Isn't it better to fight for a bronze then to not medal at all? Embarrassing. Congrats Finland. Congrats Teamu. Go Hank - win the gold and come home and smack Callahan in the face with it everyday he holds out for more money. Can't wait for NHL action to start up again to get rid of the memory of this USA team performance.
is that angry enough?
1 week, 5 days ago on 1980 Gold Medal Rematch for Bronze Open Thread
Uh call me cynical but I believe he is not bringing the family for other reasons.....the Olympics is hedonism for world class athletes. What happens in Sochi....
1 month ago on Lundqvist's New Olympic Pads
can we play the Isles and Devs outside from now on? Thanks.
1 month ago on Rangers 2, Islanders 1
yes he was. defensively weak. 40 point season was a long time ago. He had his chance to prove himself here and did not. are we really trying to keep a guy on the roster cause he's "not that bad". Way to lower the bar! Good riddance.
1 month, 1 week ago on Rangers Trade Del Zotto to Nashville for Klein
pinch me....I must be dreaming. I don't even care who we got in
return. I know that's ignorant. I don't care. Seriously. I'm frickin'
happy right now. There is a God!
It's always nice to play "what if... " trouble is we probably don't have anyone that will really get much in return. I think we're looking at the low end predictions for most of these guys. 2nd/3rd/4th/5th round picks are all nice on paper but in reality they're mostly likely not game changers and many end up career AHLers. It's real chancy. Look how well Sather's disgraceful discarding of Brian Leetch worked out....That was the pessimistic part - the optimistic part of me would like to think that this team is a few pieces away from being a good team rather than in need of a big rebuild. On a side note - it's amazing to see how many doctors post on this site. All of them able to diagnose Callahan's assured physical decline through their TV sets or from the expensive seats in the garden. I'm pretty sure he's not a cripple yet. He might just be a young guy (28!) whose having a rough time from an injury plagued year and can come back strong next year. He might even be getting back to 100% this season - it's just silly to talk about him like he's done and he should be discarded. He's the damn Captain! He definitely motivates this team through his play and determination. He is still a strong 2-way player capable of scoring but he doesn't need to score 35 goals to be considered a success. He's not an overpaid underachiever like half the roster (and the GM for that matter). Give the guy some frickin' slack!And as always - let me just say "trade Del Zotto"! (or just ditch him somewhere...)
1 month, 2 weeks ago on What Would A Trading Deadline With The Rangers As Sellers Look Like?
Can AV sit Stepan and play Miller? Would like to see that greedy underachiever Step take a seat for a game or two and see if it wakes him up. What can it hurt - he doesn't win draws and he isn't putting up points.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Same Lineup vs. Stars
Nice response from the Rangers tonight. This is how we should play against the other weak teams in the league. Beat 'em up on the score board!Carcillo move reminds me of Sather's brilliant signing of Brashear. Yikes....
2 months ago on Rangers @ Maple Leafs (Game 43)
Every season there's good teams and bad teams. There is no one simple formula for a great team but it does start with upper management, especially in these salary cap years. There is so much more to consider than one dimension of a team - like "we need toughness" or "we need skilled grinders" or "we need guys who can score consistently" - Obvi - everyone does. Unfortunately here in "Rangertown" we
don't have the personnel. not here and not in the minors. we have nothing to offer other teams tradewise really - not without shooting ourselves in the foot. (that does not include MDZ!) So this season's mess will not change. There is no magic wand our wonderfully sh*tty out of touch GM can wave. He and Dolan have backed us into a corner. This will be a lost season.
2 months ago on Penguins 5, Rangers 2 (Dorsett Out 4-6 Weeks With Broken Fibula)
great pic - except wildly inaccurate. there are too many peaks.
2 months ago on Allen Could Make Del Zotto Even More Expendable
@cardboardcllctrI never said the Canucks roster was identical every year. No teams' roster is. I said their roster is better. It is now and has been for a long time.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Rangers Being Outworked
Vancouver has been putting up good regular seasons for years. It's a better roster. Let's all stop the romanticizing of the Torts era. Torts was a decent coach but he didn't win squat here and we had the same problems Sather created. No goal scoring. Bad PP. Uneven roster. Bad contracts. Only reason we had any success was because of Hank and Torts having 5 guys collapsing in front of him. There was little to no offensive consistency for years. All we had most nights was endless cycling with no results. It was beyond boring to watch and frustrating to see guys getting injured trying to take pucks for the team. Torts didn't do much adapting other than realizing early on Sather handed him a weak deck offensively - so he had them go into a block pucks at all cost shell and he rode Hank into the ground along with Girardi, Cally and McD - hence the loss to the Devils in the East Finals. Yes there was more fire in the roster it seems, but that's it. Results were the same. Same for Dubi - what did he do here? Put up lame numbers and hold the team hostage for more money every chance he got. Oh and he lost most of the fights he got in. Problems start at top with Sather. AV might not be doing well yet, but it's not even one half a season. Yes they suck now and we're all angry but don't let that make you lose your common sense.let the angry responses begin! I'm going to look for Santa in Brooklyn and ask him for a Christmas Miracle...
I make no claims on Kreider's future - although it would be nice to give him a legit chance.
Biggest point you are missing is that just because you say trade Kreider and a prospect doesn't mean another teams GM is gonna take a crap deal like that. In reality they will want more than that. Kane also will want more money - hurt cap space. Not smart. Come back from fantasy land.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Islanders 5, Rangers 3
@Bring back Langdon
so we can over pay/trade for Ek and get another guy who won't fix the team and probably have his game go south too? no thanks.
Concussions are tough man.