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A team that can dangle around tough guys is better than a team with one fought guy and one less dangler. Our whole team isn't tough so if we want to go for skill, then that's what we did.
6 days, 9 hours ago on Rangers Trade Callahan, Picks to Tampa for St. Louis
I know this team is not anywhere near 94 level, but when we traded Gartner at the deadline that year, he was an integral part of the locker room and a top scorer. We seemed to go through that perfectly fine. MSL is a leader just like Cally. He's determined, hardworking, and does everything on the ice including playing two way hockey. His defensive game is sorely underrated. I think once the team gets to know him better, loosing Cally won't be so hard.
I am pretty torn with the idea of trading the captain but I do think that 6 mil for 6 years is a lot for a second/third line winger. No, it's nothing like the Clarkson deal but it still isn't a wise deal for the Rangers because of how it will limit them to improve in free agency over the next 6 years.
1 week ago on Rangers, Callahan Inching Towards Contract Agreement
That's a pretty radical move. I don't know if I like moving Brassard because he is showing himself as a clutch playoff guy and has great chemistry with Zucc and Poo. Stepan I'm fine with moving if the return is really good.
1 week, 2 days ago on If Rangers Can't Re-sign Callahan By Trade Deadline They May Not Deal Him
It's upsetting that the leader of this team would be willing to leave for some extra money when he has so much going for him. I don't get his logic. If he is such a great captain, he wouldn't be trying to leave or to cap-strap the team with a massive contract. It's not like he is trying to go to a cup contender either. Buffalo? They probably won't be good for another 6-7 years. Is he really willing to go to a team that is in the early stages of a major rebuild, instead of trying to win a cup? The Rangers have a better chance of winning that Buffalo and there are a lot of contenders he could try to go to in free agency, but they certainly won't pay him what he wants. I don't get it. Why aim towards playing for the bottom of the barrel team in the NHL?
I'm saying that unless he significantly drops his contract demands and shows that he wants to stay with the team, he should be shipped out.
1 week, 3 days ago on Rangers Willing to Go to Six Years With Callahan As Suitors Dwindle
Unless Cally lowers his demands to 5 years 27.5 million, trade him without a second thought.
MSL was requesting a trade here in 2009. I think Phil Esposito has a valid opinion about Brooks, and about overreacting, but I think he's wrong in regards to this whole thing being BS. MSL wants to play here. He will eventually find a way to, if not this season or offseason, next year when his current contract expires.
1 week, 4 days ago on Watch: Phil Esposito Goes on Expletive-Laced Rant on St. Louis Rumors, Callahan
Yahoo! This is gonna be a crazy deadline for us!
1 week, 6 days ago on REPORT: St. Louis Still Demanding Trade, And Only To Rangers
Even better, a 7th round pick and a puck for MSL.
Not Miller. Maybe Bourque and someone less valuable if Tampa is dumb enough to take them.
@NYrangers79 @rogo117I just read that now. Wow.
Nope. Tampa Bay isn't trading their captain for anything less.
Brown got like 8 years at 6 mil per. It's still a lot for the type of player he is. Look how ineffective he has been this season.
St Louis has voiced his desire to keep playing with his next contract. It seems like he won't retire for at least another 3 to 4 years.
Have players ever done that before though?
Maybe the Rangers are conspiring with Cally to do that. That way, Cally can help the team this season by bringing in a return for him, then lower his contract demands to reasonable level to sign with us and come back to an improved team. Might be that he is trying to help us by getting traded so he can come back.
Yeah, good luck with that. Oshie and Backes are both key pieces of the St Louis Blues cup chances. They aren't going anywhere anytime soon. I don't think St Louis is an optimal trade partner because they don't have much they are willing to give up. A team like Montreal or another team in playoff contention would be better.
2 weeks ago on Report: "99 Percent Chance" Ryan Callahan Is Traded ; Newest On Girardi Situation
First, don't disrespect Girardi. He's given us some great years and is still considered a top defenseman. If Anahiem is willing to give up Lindholm and Silfverberg for him, then Sather should pull the trigger. With Cally, if a trade is possible for a second line winger and a 2nd round pick, it should be done in a heartbeat.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Callahan for St. Louis Insanity
Then he would probably ask for a trade to Buffalo. I don't think he really wants to go there at this point in time