New York Rangers
At this point it’s about both sides making concessions. As the clock ticks toward Wednesday’s 3 p.m. NHL trade deadline, the Rangers and captain Ryan Callahan at least appear to be interested in working something out.
What motivates Ryan Callahan more? Maximum dollars or the opportunity to remain an integral component of a Rangers team that has every chance of competing for the Stanley Cup in the present and coming years?
The Rangers’ next game is Wednesday against Toronto, hours after the NHL’s trading deadline — and whether Ryan Callahan is still with the team at that point is anyone’s guess.
Tuukka Rask made 19 saves in a one-sided first period, and defenseman Dougie Hamilton had a goal and two assists to lift the Boston Bruins to a 6-3 victory over the Rangers on Sunday night and their first season-sweep of New York in 31 years.
Wayne Simmonds had a goal and an assist to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday.
Girardi and the Rangers have agreed to a six-year contract extension. According to multiple reports, the deal will pay the defenseman $5.5 million per year.
“We’ll see what happens,” Girardi said. “We’ll be working here in the next few days, hopefully, and try to bang something out here, but in the meantime I’ll just be all business and go about my job.”
Cam Talbot, subbing for resting Olympian Henrik Lundqvist, stopped 31 shots, and Derick Brassard and Rick Nash scored as the Rangers returned from the Sochi break with a 2-1 victory over Chicago.
If Dan Girardi is to remain a member of the Rangers beyond the March 5 trade deadline both sides need to get cracking.
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.