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Del Zotto Traded To The Nashville Predators

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added 2:32pm, Nashville release below...

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Options Available To Ryan Callahan If Rangers Pass

from Steve Zipay of Newsday,

... But if Glen Sather & Co. eventually offer, say, a four-year deal, Callahan and his representatives could try to drive that term longer, perhaps to take him to age 35. Then it's crunch time; Sather might dig in, even if Callahan is reluctant to leave.

Face it: A long-term, secure deal could be Callahan's swan song, and given the number of clubs who will have big bucks to spend this summer with the salary cap rising, the market is appetizing.

According to projections, 14 teams will have more than $23 million in cap space. The Rangers will have $31 million. Buffalo will have $41 million.

You think Pat LaFontaine and the Sabres wouldn't love to have an upstate hero come home?

What about the Ducks, who will need to replace Teemu Selanne?

How about the Red Wings putting Callahan with either Pavel Datsyuk or Henrik Zetterberg?

Think John Tortorella might find some room for a former heart-and-soul guy out on the Pacific Coast?

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Video- “The Refs See What They See”

via The Record,

Ryan Callahan's high-sticking call against G Ben Bishop 29 seconds into the second period led to Victor Hedman's power-play goal at 1:10. But Callahan said D Eric Brewer caused the penalty by lifting his stick.

"The play was dead so I'm not really holding my stick too tight," Callahan said. "Even Brewer apologized and said it was him. I understand the refs see what they see and you've got to live with it."

Watch the play at the beginning of the game highlight package via Sportsnet,

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Does Sather Make A Deal?

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

The Rangers’ revival may have hit a speed bump at the Garden on Tuesday night with a 2-1 defeat to the Lightning, but the 8-3-1 run into a playoff position, albeit mighty tenuous, has implications beyond the standings.

For if Glen Sather had ever been tempted to be a seller rather than a buyer leading up to the March 5 trade deadline, it isn’t realistic to expect the general manager to adopt that stance now, even if that might still be the wisest course of action over the long run.

Of course, depending on one’s perspectives, “long run” could have alternate meanings. One would apply to the long run over the course of the next five-to-eight years. The other would apply to a long run in this year’s playoffs.

Sands are passing through the hourglass for Sather, who celebrated his 70th birthday in September and is completing his 14th year and 13th season as GM in New York. The Rangers have won five playoff rounds in his tenure, advancing to the Eastern finals once, two seasons ago before losing in an upset to the Devils.

This year’s conference is notably weak below top dogs Pittsburgh and Boston.

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The Latest On Vanek And Callahan

Another online chat today with Katie Strang of ESPN,

Does Vanek get traded?

Katie Strang  Not before the Islanders take a real serious go at him. From what I've heard, the Isles are very eager to talk with his camp, though Vanek understandably wants a little more time to see what direction the team is headed. I can definitely see Snow being wiling to overspend on Vanek. The issue is whether he will want to commit to the franchise long-term. If he doesn't, Snow needs to try to move him.

Any news on a Callahan extension? The Rangers would be crazy to move the heart and soul of their team. He doesn't seem to be a guy to follow money, so I'm sure they could agree on a good deal since he enjoys being in New York. It's close to Rochester, and it's not Buffalo.

Katie Strang  Nope. There have been some discussions, but they have been very off and on with long periods in between without much communication. Think the Rangers are going to have to make some tough internal decisions soon about the direction and future of the team. Callahan deserves a raise and he'll get it somewhere, but the Rangers may have concerns about his long-term durability.

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Video- Chris Kreider Hit On Fedor Tyutin

Kreider received a major for boarding and a game.  Tyutin did not return and post-game reports state he suffered a charley-horse

 

 

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Trade Dan Girardi?

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

But here’s the conundrum regarding Girardi. If he is that valuable to the Rangers, who enter Monday’s match at the Garden against the Blue Jackets having won fewer than half their games (21-20-2), how valuable might he be as a rental to legitimate Stanley Cup contenders such as Boston, Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Jose?

Thus, how much more value as a trade chip, rather than as a first-pair defenseman, might Girardi bring to a Ranger organization that doesn’t appear close to a championship and all but certainly will have to undertake a significant reload over the next offseason or two?

It is, of course, impossible to answer the question blindly. Which means it is therefore incumbent for general manager Glen Sather to be in position to know with the March 5 trade deadline now less than two months away.

Sather must perform his due diligence and be aggressive about it. Girardi, who doesn’t turn 30 until late April, is as high-end a rental property as has gone on the market since Ilya Kovalchuk in 2010, if not Marian Hossa in 2008.

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Del Zotto Can Play

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

The case for trading Michael Del Zotto essentially is this: Alain Vigneault seems to have as much use for the defenseman as John Tortorella did for Chris Kreider.

Seriously, all you hear from the Rangers coach is what Del Zotto doesn’t do, rather than what he does.

The case against trading Del Zotto is essentially this: He alone among the team’s defensemen is capable of handling top-three minutes on either side if injury strikes McDonagh, Dan Girardi or Marc Staal.

The case for giving away Del Zotto cannot be made.

By the way, one NHL general manager talking to Slap Shots last week about Dubinsky said this: “Dubinsky and [Ryan] Callahan … they were the identity of the Rangers.”

Now the identity of the Rangers is Null and Void.

read on for Team USA talk...

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Video- Hockey Night In Canada Opening Montage

Rangers/Leafs and Senators/Canadiens

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Kings Trade Carcillo To The Rangers

from TSN,

The New York Rangers have added toughness, acquiring Daniel Carcillo from the Los Angeles Kings.

The Rangers surrender a seventh-round draft pick to acquire the 28-year-old forward.

In 26 games with the Kings in 2013-14, Carcillo has scored one goal and one assist, adding 57 penalty minutes.

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