New York Rangers
Hockey legend Phil Esposito, who co-founded the Lightning and serves as the team’s radio analyst, unleashed a profanity-laced rant during an appearance this week on the uncensored online broadcast “Next Sport Star.”
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.
Boomer Esiason has a stellar record when it comes to getting the local hockey scoop. So the former NFL quarterback and current WFAN co-host caused quite the stir when he teased some news about his beloved Rangers over the weekend.
Ryan Callahan is soaking up the Olympic experience, one that could possibly end golden for the Americans.
Zuccarello, who has 15 goals and 43 points in 58 games this season for the Blueshirts, suffered a non-displaced fracture in his hand while playing for Norway in the preliminary round, the Rangers announced.
For the moment, Rangers fans can exhale. Captain Ryan Callahan will remain property of the Blueshirts throughout the Sochi games.
Trading him might be a logical business move, but it would take the heart right out of this team at the worst possible time.
It was business as usual Tuesday night for Rangers captain Ryan Callahan. All the trade speculation? Forget about it. That’s put aside when he steps on the ice.
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.
The Rangers are getting contributions from different players on different nights. This isn’t a team that is reliant on Rick Nash taking over a game. The wealth of goal-scoring is being evenly distributed.
Should Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi not back down from their “superstar deal” demands, they will not be wearing Rangers sweaters beyond March 5.
The only thing missing from Sunday’s outdoor NHL game at Yankee Stadium was true animosity on the ice. That shouldn’t be a problem on Wednesday night when the Islanders get their crack at the Rangers.
Someone was going to step up and write themselves into history. It turned out to be the diminutive forward, who has been arguably the Rangers’ most consistent player this season.