10:07PM: Callahan says that his heart is with the Rangers and that the reports of trade talk were news to him (Katie Strang)
9:39PM: Callahan’s agent says that he expects to continue discussions with the Rangers but also expects the Rangers to explore options if a deal can’t be made. (John Shannon)
9PM: The Rangers have offered Callahan a five-year deal worth close to $30 million but he is holding firm on wanting seven-years and $42 million. (NY Post)
The team is sincere in their effort to re-sign their captain but are unwilling to go to seven-years and if Callahan is not willing to budge the team will move on. (NY Post)
The Rangers have granted permission to more than one team to talk contract with Callahan but no team that has spoken with Callahan’s agent has offered to go to seven-years. (NY Post)
The Sabres are reportedly interested in giving Callahan seven years if he hits the open market. (NY Post)
Darren Dreger reported with certainty that the Rangers will trade Callahan if he does not lower his contract demands.
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