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The Callahan For St. Louis Trade Talk

Last night Boomer Esiason put out a few tweets, teasing fans with a Ryan Callahan for Marty St. Louis trade.  Today...

from CBS New York,

Esiason gave clarity to what he’s been hearing Monday morning on the “Boomer & Carton” show. He said there’s a good shot Rangers captain Ryan Callahan will be traded in a straight-up deal for Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Boomer said the trade could include a conditional draft pick if Callahan, an impending free agent, decides to stay with Tampa Bay.

“Now the only reason this deal wouldn’t go through is if somebody gets cold feet or somebody lowers their contract demands,” Boomer said.


from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Blueshirts’ general manager Glen Sather has inquired about a potential swap of team captains in which pending free agent Ryan Callahan would go to the Lightning in exchange for St. Louis, but Yzerman’s absolute lack of interest in dealing his leading scorer in exchange for a rental property has been made clear to the Rangers.

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Rangers Should Look At Callahan As A Rental Player

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Maybe the Blueshirts’ general manager can look at Callahan as his team’s rental for the remainder of this season, with the added benefit of not having to yield a single, solitary asset to get him.

While other clubs part with young roster players, prospects and draft picks to patch holes and bulk up for the stretch and playoff runs, maybe Sather can see Callahan through that alternate prism as a short-term fix he’s getting for free (for the last time), even if No. 24 is part of the Core Four including Henrik Lundqvist, Dan Girardi and Marc Staal to have bridged John Tortorella’s tenure behind the bench....

It originally was reported in this space Callahan’s asking price is seven years for $42 million. Wrong, according to a general manager of one club who has been in touch with Sather about dealing for Callahan, and who told The Post it is, “Seven years at six plus-plus-plus [million per].” So let’s posit, seven years at $47 million.

Callahan will celebrate his 29th birthday late next month, even if it seems like only yesterday the kid wearing No. 43 on his back was scoring his first two NHL goals on St. Patrick’s Day 2007 against the Bruins at the Garden. The math instructs that a seven-year contract would take the winger through his 36th birthday.


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Video- The New York Rangers Honor Play-By-Play Man Sam Rosen

The New York Rangers honored Sam Rosen for calling Rangers games for 30 years and for his service to the organization.

Watch the five minute ceremony below...

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Hot Topic Of The Day Is Ryan Callahan

added 7:29pm, TSN has posted their Insider piece discussing Callahan and other topics of interest.

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

The Rangers are approaching next Friday’s 3 p.m. pre-Olympic roster freeze rather than the March 5 trade deadline as the decision-making target regarding the future of Ryan Callahan, The Post has learned.

According to a trustworthy source, the Blueshirts want the situation resolved before their captain travels to Sochi to play for Team USA and therefore subjects himself to possible injury in the Olympics.

It is believed that general manager Glen Sather would be amenable to signing Callahan, an impending unrestricted free agent, to an extension of five years. But sources report that the winger, whose role has been reduced under coach Alain Vigneault. is holding firm on his request for a seven-year contract and has no intention of taking a hometown discount to remain in New York.


More Callahan talk via Darren Dreger and Pierre LeBrun tweets below...

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More Ryan Callahan Talk

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

Two Western Conference executives I traded texts with on Thursday afternoon believed Sather's priority was still to re-sign Callahan and that he was simply calling around "to give himself options for Plan B," one executive said. Perhaps, not to mention put pressure on Callahan to step down from his contract stance, believed to be in the seven-year range and around $6 million a year. A source also told ESPNNewYork.com's Katie Strang that Sather would not be opposed to trading Callahan within the Eastern Conference, either.

Callahan's veteran agent, Steve Bartlett, who would not get into any specifics in terms of contract talks, certainly is well aware of what's going on.

"Right now, we only have one team we can negotiate with and we're trying to do that in good faith," Bartlett told ESPN.com on Friday. "I always retain hope that something can get done. But if it doesn't, that's the business. I never tell a GM if he's right or wrong, I just present what I believe is right for my client."

more plus some Sequin and Bernier talk...

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The Blues May Be Showing Interest In Ryan Callahan

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It’s An Outdoor Game, It’s Rivalry Night Too

Feel free to talk about the Rangers/Islanders game or anything hockey related.

One thing I have noticed since watching hockey from the start of the season is many TV broadcast crews do not know the hybrid icing rule.

Below, Jim Jamieson of the Vancouver Province with a video explaining what exactly is hybrid icing in case you are interested.

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Video- Ref Wes McCauley Mic’d Up For Rangers/Devils Stadium Game

A different perspective of the game. 

The video is just over two minutes long.

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Would You Pay Ryan Callahan $6M For 7 Years?

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Negotiations regarding an extension are at a standstill, if not an impasse, with Callahan believed seeking a deal in the neighborhood of seven years at $42 million that is not in the same ballpark as general manager Glen Sather is willing to pay; not even a ballpark as expansive as Yankee Stadium, where the Rangers and Islanders will meet on Wednesday.

As such, the Rangers are believed to be in the process of conducting due diligence regarding the rental market for Callahan, though two league GMs told The Post on Wednesday morning the captain’s name had not been broached recently by Sather.

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added 2:21pm,


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Morning Line

To be fair - and I’ve always thought this - I think the odds of Callahan being gone are much greater than Girardi leaving. Think of it as another Brandon Prust situation. The Rangers want - and need - to bring Callahan back but it seems obvious that he’ll attract more on the open market than they’re willing to commit. Also, consider the way Callahan plays - and he turns 29 on March 21 - his body is more likely to break down before the end of a long-term deal. Heck, there are signs his body is already starting to break down.

-Andrew Gross of Rangers Rants where you can read more on Callahan and Girardi.

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