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Callahan has been the model Ranger since he stuck in the league. If he goes to a team with scoring, he'll be an amazing add for a playoff push. They need to split the difference. 6 years will secure him till he's 35. $5.5M per year (average) with a bonus of $250,000 for 30 goals and $250,000 for winning the Selke, that is in place for all 6 years.
He's gritty, tough and is the best 3rd line PKer in the NHL. He reminds me of the 3rd line "stars" the Red Wings had back in their hay day. He needs to stay and both sides need to learn to compromise. Maybe that's why you don't wait till January to hold meaningful negotiations on a contract extension Glen.
1 year, 2 months ago on REPORT: Rangers Allowing Team(s) To Speak To Callahan's Agent
More than any other position, choosing an Olympic goalie really depends on the first half of the NHL season. Going into the 2009-10 season, Tim Thomas was coming off a Vezina trophy and was the clear favorite to be the starter in the Olympics. Ryan Miller was fantastic in the first half and as we know he became the starter. At the end of the day, the starter in Sochi will be the goalie with the best first half. If two goalies are having near identical seasons, then you rely on previous statistics.
1 year, 8 months ago on Predicting the U.S. Olympic Roster - Goaltenders
Maybe someone can answer this. Did the NHL sign an exclusive contract with NBC? Can they give ESPN or RS1 a double header one night a week? Kinda how the NBA is on TNT and ESPN or MLB is on TBS and FOX.
1 year, 8 months ago on Fox Sports 1 hires Chris Chelios as NHL analyst
Something like this may never happen again. It is the modern day equivalent of Brazil becoming our biggest international threat and then defeating them in route to a World Cup victory. Maybe one day the US can upset Brazil but that would only be a sports story. This was just an amazing confluence of events.
1 year, 8 months ago on The Miracle on Ice is the greatest call in the history of sports
@roberiepa @spin0rama I know, it's why I said it lol
1 year, 8 months ago on Greatest Call Tournament - Final
I didn't want to say it in the first week but the Miracle call shouldn't have even been in this. I think even if you don't know the difference between a clothes line and blue line (see what I did there) you can agree it is the best call in the history of American sports. It should have just been declared the champ, and searched for second place, which is "down goes Frasier"
A friend of mine saw 'Big Shot' at the Tribeca Film Festival and said it was very good. Excited for another hockey doc.
1 year, 8 months ago on ESPN releases next batch of 30 for 30 documentaries
Is ESPN going to come out and say baseball is more of a regional sport?
1 year, 9 months ago on ESPN sending a team to cover NBA Summer League... but what about MLB?
1st round was easy. It's harder now. All these calls are great in their own way.
1 year, 9 months ago on Greatest Call Tournament - Round 2 Gowdy Bracket
I just realized there may be more to come because missing the Bill Buckner call is ridiculous. Little roller up along first, behind the bag, it gets through Buckner, Knight rounding third and the Mets win it.
1 year, 9 months ago on Greatest Call Tournament - Round 1 Day 2
pretty good field of competitors but not having Matteau Matteau Matteau is pretty weak.
You think it's expensive now. Just wait till they have to build a whole other arena in 10-15 years. Can you say $150 blue seats?
1 year, 9 months ago on Final Phase of MSG Transformation Progressing
@Jason Cheseborough Melrose isn't going anywhere. He's recognizable by non hockey fans and he is the ONLY hockey analyst at ESPN. They need at least one person there who can talk about hockey for 3 min a night.
1 year, 9 months ago on John Skipper opens up about sports rights, layoffs, and Bill Simmons
@KevinDeLury @calithirteen I find that if your a good employee at a company and the CEO knows who you are and comes to you and asks you if you'd like to apply for a job your under qualified for, you stay no matter what, because it shows, they have faith in you and soon enough you'll get something better. True in life and true in Messier's case Cough** GM **Cough
1 year, 9 months ago on Messier Says Sather Asked Him to Coach
Seriously what is wrong with the NHL?? Who hires people with no experience? You need 3 years of "experience" just to get an entry level position at a company (crazy confusing) but sports leagues just offer their highest positions to ex players who have ZERO experience bypassing others who have good track records. I only get it from a marketing point but if you want to win, it makes no sense.
1 year, 10 months ago on So What Happens to Messier?
@BrendyJohnson @Josh6 It's crazy that he's only 21. We've been hearing about this kid what seems like forever
1 year, 10 months ago on Samuelsson, Brown Could Join Vigneault's Staff
What does the last sentence of the quote even mean? Did they realize that shooting the puck on net wasn't working, so they began trying to telepathically place the puck behind Hank?
1 year, 10 months ago on Adam Oates Still Isn't Over Losing to Rangers in Playoffs
@Josh6 you're slowly losing your mind. Trading DZ for Buff is like trading DZ for a bag of pucks in the long term. Buff is FAT as hell. Not huge like Lucic. Fat like... put the fork down and go for a bike ride you fat ass.
1 year, 10 months ago on Rangers May Speak with Kings Assistant Stevens; Interview Vigneault Today
Most Rangers fans I spoke with and most pundits thought Torts would be given another year to try and right the ship. Even those who wanted him gone, expected Torts to be be behind the bench next year with a short leash. Whether they agreed with the move or not, most Rangers fans I know were shocked when Torts got fired.
1 year, 10 months ago on Bylsma Could Go to Top of Rangers List: Expect to Talk With Ruff
@The New York Rangers Blog I think a 20 year old can play if they have a late birthday and turn 20 right before or during the event
1 year, 10 months ago on Skjei, Nieves Invited to 2013 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp
We need to stop looking at how many cups a coach has won as standard for hiring a person. # of cups Dan Bylsma had before he took the Pens job. Zero. # of cups Claude Julien had before he took the Bruins job. Zero. # of cups Darryl Suter had before he took the Kings job. Zero. # of cups Joel Quenville had before Blackhawks job. ZERO. You take the best coach possible and he'll win the Stanley Cup for your team. Did Keenan have a cup. NO. In fact his Blackhawks team choked in 92 but he still won a cup with the Rangers.
1 year, 10 months ago on Eakins Ready for Leap to NHL; Vigneault A Good Fit for Rangers
Was Cally playing with a torn Labrum all season? He hurt his left shoulder at the end of January.
1 year, 10 months ago on Callahan/Hagelin Have Surgery to Repair Torn Labrum
I don't get it. I love football and hate basketball but it boggles my mind how people would rather watch people talk about football than actually watch people play an actual sport. I'm starting to understand how Nascar and golf are more popular than hockey and soccer.
1 year, 11 months ago on The NFL draft continues to dwarf the NBA playoffs in the ratings | April | 2013
After last year, they asked him to be a weekly guest (which I assume they pay him) and he turned it down on air. He said he'd be happy to talk occasionally but not weekly.
1 year, 11 months ago on Torts: This Year Was a Sideway Step; Almost Stepan for Nash
If Fox News ever wants to have a segment about hockey, they don't have to look far.
1 year, 11 months ago on Don Cherry says "No" to women in the Locker Room | April | 2013