2/24/14: 8:30AM: Esiason confirms that he has been tweeting about a straight up trade of Marty St. Louis for Ryan Callahan.
- Esiason is a big Rangers fan who in 2011 broke the news that Sean Avery was being recalled.
- He also seemed to know about the Kevin Klein deal before it happened.
Esiason then fielded questions on twitter about what he tweeted and indicated the following things:
2/23/14:8:04AM: Esiason answered more questions this morning.
9:47AM: Boomer continued to answer questions
7:16PM: Boomer has again started answering questions.
7:24PM: On 2/21 at 7:15, Esiason tweeted “Marty, Marty , Marty in a good way? Hard to believe.” This, as the clues have ruled out other players, seem to indicate that he is talking about Marty St. Louis.
- His feeling is that Ryan Callahan will be traded
- His feeling is that only one of Callahan and Girardi will be traded
- “if it goes through it will be nuts around here.”
- He thinks that Pitt will acquire Chris Stewart
- The team is in the East
- It’s 90% and works for both teams
- Could be a 1 for 1 trade with potentially a conditional draft pick
- It’s a forward
- His sense is that fans would not be happy initially
- Callahan will be going as a rental player
- The trade doesn’t involve Stepan, Nash, Staal or Lundqvist
- The deal makes the Rangers look like both sellers and buyers
- It is not Callahan for Stewart
- It is not for Matt Moulson
- He has “major” respect for the player coming back
- It is not Colorado
- It is not for Brandon Dubinsky
- It is not Clarkson or Chris Neil
- It is not Brad Marchand
- It is not Wayne Simmonds
- It is not Vanek or Gaborik
- He thinks the deal would be made sooner rather than later
- It is not Moulson or Evander Kane
- It is not Artem Anisimov and a first round pick
- It is not PK Subban
- Is it not Iginla
- Callahan is not going to Toronto or Boston
- It is not Martin Erat
- This was something that no-one saw coming
- The player coming back to the Rangers played in Sochi
- It is not the Penguins
- It is not the Caps, Sens or Devils
- The player coming back is not signed long term
- It is not Blake Wheeler
- He laughs at the idea of Kadri
- He doubts that this is a strategy to scare Cally into taking the Rangers offer
- Boomer thinks that this player will play on Thursday for the Rangers
- It is not Jagr
- It is not Umberger
- It is not Tuomo Ruutu
- It is not Cam Atkinson
- It is not Boston, MTL or Columbus
- It is not Troy Brouwer or Brooks Laich
- It is not Tomas Tatar
- It is not Jason Spezza or Milan Michalek
- Boomer is a 9 out of 10 on a scale of whether he thinks the deal will be made.
- It is not Columbus or at least not Umberger, Artie or Atkinson
- It is not Daniel Alfredsson