Buzz: Darren Dreger on Ryan Callahan and Marty St. Louis (Update)

Ryan Callahan Broadway Hat2/25/14: 8:15AM: Dreger believes that the St. Louis Blues are more focused on acquiring Ryan Callahan than Ryan Miller. (TSN 1050)

2/24/14: 4:33PM:  On Team 1040 in Vancouver earlier today, Darren Dreger spoke about Ryan Callahan and the Marty St. Louis situation.

On the Marty St. Louis situation, Dreger said “I know the Rangers thought it was amusing, the speculation and rumor about St. Louis for Ryan Callahan. I can assure you that if that deal was ever proposed that the Rangers would make it instantly.”

On Ryan Callahan, Dreger said, “Ryan Callahan is on the trade block and that is not a news flash. We talked about that prior to the roster freeze and there were no contract talks that would lead me to believe that anything is going to change. Callahan is going to go into auction and you will have teams like Tampa Bay perhaps, perhaps the LA Kings kicking tires to see what the rate of return is going to be but we may not know what the rate of return is going to be until trade deadline day.”




3 comments
Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

As talented as MSL is, this would be a bad trade for the Rangers. I seriously hope this is nothing more than just a discussion and nothing more

squidtip
squidtip

@Michael Stewart  Explain in detail why you think it would be a bad trade for the Rangers so we can all laugh about you not understanding the situation. 

Kevin
Kevin

@squidtip It's a bad trade for the Lightning, not really the Rangers.  If they aren't going to resign him than St. Louis is a substantial upgrade over Callahan.  Plus he is signed for another season.  Which makes the cap situation a little bit clearer for the Rangers.  I think the Rangers could get more for Callahan, but thinking about it in terms of now, and even into next season.  This move makes sense.  Maybe in 4 or 5 years when we know what other potential offers might have been, then you can second guess the trade.  As of right this second, St. Louis would be an upgrade.   


The fact of the matter is... letting Callahan walk on July 1 for nothing or trading him for a low pick in the upcoming draft for negotiation rights is a fail on the Rangers part. Assuming they don't win the cup, if they do letting him walk is fine he was your rental player.  Ultimately the Rangers have to decide if they are closer to the cup with Callahan or what his potential return would be in a trade.