Ryan Callahan couldn’t find common ground on a new contract with the Rangers, and now he’s bound for Tampa Bay.
They made a flashy move by bringing in St. Louis, but the Rangers are not in a position to contend for the Stanley Cup this year.
Long before the clock strikes 3 p.m. on NHL trade deadline day, Rangers fans will have to accept a harsh reality: Their organization values top-pairing defenseman Dan Girardi more than captain Ryan Callahan. And rightfully so.
Yzerman would receive a tremendous amount of heat from Lightning fans if he breaks up the successful Stamkos-St. Louis partnership.
For the moment, Rangers fans can exhale. Captain Ryan Callahan will remain property of the Blueshirts throughout the Sochi games.
Barring a sudden breakthrough in negotiations, the Rangers must trade captain Ryan Callahan before Friday’s 3 p.m. roster freeze. If they don’t, they are taking a huge risk.
If Ryan Callahan’s comments can be taken at face value, his desire is to remain with the only organization he’s ever known.
Should Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi not back down from their “superstar deal” demands, they will not be wearing Rangers sweaters beyond March 5.
Alain Vigneault is lost at sea and his team is sinking like a stone. Now sitting below NHL .500 at 15-16-1, the Rangers need Glen Sather to throw their new head coach a life preserver.
J.T. Miller clearly believes in his own abilities. That’s a very healthy asset for a 20-year-old trying to cement a place on an NHL roster.
With Henrik Lundqvist’s extension completed, Glen Sather is going to need to get very creative to supply the goaltender with the talent required for a legitimate Stanley Cup run.
According to a report, the deal is for seven years and $59.5 million. The new contract would make Lundqvist the highest-paid goalie in the league starting in the 2014-15 season.
The Rangers’ lack of a cutting edge is essentially forcing general manager Glen Sather to make a move.
The Rangers sent a resounding message Wednesday night, not only to one of the best teams in the NHL, but also to their own general manager, Glen Sather: Leave us be. We’ll get it.
Perhaps a package of Girardi, Miller, a minor-league forward and a combination of draft picks could be enough to sway MacTavish into parting with Yakupov.