Poll: Do you want the Rangers to keep or trade Ryan Callahan?

If the Rangers are to sign Ryan Callahan to a contract extension it is believed that it will be SIX-YEARS and AT LEAST $6 million per year.

5:15PM: “I don’t usually use twitter as a public opinion tool but I can tell you that when we tweeted out the info of  less than $6.5 and a $500,000 difference per year to bridge the gap, the response from New York Rangers fans was off the charts….$6 is too much, six years is too much and it was really vehement.” (Bob McKenzie on TSN 1050)




66 comments
Marc Weissman
Marc Weissman

and of course, we all know that fans make the best GM's, Bob. <smh>

ShoeHockeyRants
ShoeHockeyRants

@AdamRotter no matter what I think he has alienated himself with the fans and it would take an aweful lot to win them back

Brett Campion
Brett Campion

keep, he embodies what it means to be a captain idc he produces enough for me, its about the leadership he shows people give him a break he's a good kid he deserves to get paid just not that much lol.

Vic Scarpelli
Vic Scarpelli

so everyone realizes he makes 4.3 million now right? so its a 1.7 increase with the cap going up. Its too much yes but I do believe someone would pay that. Anything over 6 is insane though.

metsfan130
metsfan130

You have to be a real idiot to give Callahan this money. It would put us in a financial threshold and maybe unable to resign key guys like Zucc, Stepan, and Stralman soon. Trade him (with a pick and maybe a prospect) to Tampa for Marty St. Louis or trade him to Buffalo for Moulson, if they sign him maybe Moulson and someone else. 

Matt Corbin
Matt Corbin

The way he is playing right now, he is not worth a bag of pucks. This situation is a distraction when we don't need a distraction in this tight race. Hopefully this garbage will be resolved by wednesday. 

frozen
frozen

Sign Cally to crazy money (6.5) today and trade him tomorrow. It removes the rental tag and will make him more marketable.

Jimmy P.
Jimmy P.

It's rather odd this poll as of Noon Monday has a little less than 1800 votes but the average blog post on here gets like 10 replies...

anthony benti
anthony benti

6 years is fine hes 28 ....6 mil is not fine!! 4.75 a year that's it

hman322
hman322

I would argue to McD is more important to this team and even he didnt get that salary

hman322
hman322

Lets be honest, no respected franchise (chi, bos, det) with a history of winning would value him at anymore than 4-5 mill a year tops. Sure a garbage franchise like Buff might throw him crazy money but good for him. We saw last night this team is still a few players away from competing with the depth and toughness of the Bostons. Cally is all heart but stands no chance against Lucic and Chara. Besides, I can see JT growing into the same role Cally plays now. He must be traded!!

jqstave
jqstave

Love the guy, but it's just too. Much. Money.


For too long.

Gerry Hansen
Gerry Hansen

@GregSirico @AdamRotter A 3rd liner doesn't get paired up with Brown and Backes and dominates the opposition for most of the Olympics and he hasn't been playing 3rd line minutes the entire season. No matter what team you put him on, he's 2nd line at the least

nyr80
nyr80

@ShoeHockeyRants @AdamRotter He wants to get what he can while staying a Ranger. Everyone should respect that. His season has not been terrible by any means, with the last 20 games, if he finishes with 40 points or more, it will be a good season. Then next season with a proper training camp and pre-season he should be ready to roll. I think fans should be more disgusted with Nash and Lundqvist now who make double what Cally makes now.

nyr80
nyr80

@Vic Scarpelli It might take another 250k to get a deal done. Reports are he is looking for something south of 6.5

Gerry Hansen
Gerry Hansen

@metsfan130 You have to be a real idiot to not realize Stepan is already signed for another year. Plenty of cap space next year to sign everyone and give raises to those that deserve it. Zucc and Kreider. Do the math and research.

Gerry Hansen
Gerry Hansen

@avery16 He got the C from the whole team. Torts  let the team make the decision and it was Cally unanimous. Do your research.

Ed Zambrano
Ed Zambrano

@JOHN CAPONE So funny these guys spamming the threads with their asinine hash-tags.  Contributing nothing to the discussion but the myopic insistence that their "heart and soul" be resigned at any cost, franchise be damned.

Jimmy P.
Jimmy P.

If it was that simple they would have done that with Richards.

Everyone in the league know he isn't worth that money.

Buffalo will only give it to him to ignite their franchise after they just traded Ryan Miller. Hometown boy made good type of thing.

No team will mortgage that amount of money for a guy that puts up 30 points a season and has been hurt 5/8 years in the league

nyr80
nyr80

@anthony benti So he should not take a raise? I think 6 years might be too much, but if guys like Dustin Brown are making 6 million, Callahan should be making more, imo. 

nyr80
nyr80

@hman322 McD is awesome! He should be making more than Giradi.

Marc Marsella
Marc Marsella

@hman322 Why must he be traded? What can this team get in return? No one wants a short term player.

Marc Marsella
Marc Marsella

@jqstave 6 years and a NMC modification would be good to protect the Rangers. He has lowered his demands so he def wants to stay!

Ed Zambrano
Ed Zambrano

@AdamRotter @ShoeHockeyRantsIf he scores some big goals.  He's been awful quiet lately.  And mark my words, if he signs a huge contract and struggles he will be the fan's #1 target.

Gerry Hansen
Gerry Hansen

@Ed Zambrano @JOHN CAPONE You're just the other side of this that could be looked at as nearsighted. You're not paying attention to all the other facets that go into a team. It's more than heart and soul, it's more than goals. It's hits, takeaways, board battles, forechecking, back checking, and less giveaways. All of which Cally does better than St. Louis. That trade would weaken NYR.

Danny Maloney
Danny Maloney

@nyr80 @anthony benti  He absolutely should be and can be...somewhere else.  For ONCE...for ONCE, if Sather could stop treating the Rangers like his fantasy team and focus on getting players that fit with the current coaching staff it would be great.  


Callahan is a bottom six forward in AV's system, he'd fit in much better on a team like L.A. or STL that play a physical, forechecking game.  Maybe to those teams he's worth $6M, but to the Rangers he's only worth his current salary (about 4.5M).  

Danny Maloney
Danny Maloney

@nyr80 @hman322  McD had three restricted free agent years left, and if you remember the Stepan drama you know those years are only worth 2-3M per year.  So his six-year contract reflects that.   When his contract expires and he is an unrestricted free agent he will get uber paid.  

Danny Maloney
Danny Maloney

@Marc Marsella @hman322  A Western Conference team that will potentially play STL in the playoffs and wants to keep pace after their moves will give something.  I don't think Cally is worth a 1st Round pick like Miller is but maybe a decent prospect can be had.  

k20sauce
k20sauce

Are you not that familiar with the sport? Teams trade for rentals all the time.

hman322
hman322

Bc his contract will be an albatross for the future of this club. You cannot pay a role player/third liner that kind of money

jqstave
jqstave

@Marc Marsella @jqstave  He lowered his demands, yes, but he lowered them from "extremely unreasonable" to just "unreasonable." If he likes the city and the team and doesn't want to move then he'll make a deal that's mutually beneficial for both him and the team. Otherwise he "wants to stay," but not really that much.


I personally think $6million is too much period, but were I the GM (I'm only an armchair GM unfortunately, like the rest of you) I could probably stomach $6 million at 3 years.

k20sauce
k20sauce

That would be a terrible deal for the Rangers. And NMCs don't protect the Rangers, they protect the player.

sithlord
sithlord

@ShoeHockeyRants @AdamRotter  


It's going to be really ugly when the fan base turns on him, and they will.

AdamRotter
AdamRotter

@ShoeHockeyRants to me, the guy has broken bones for this team, stands in front of 100MPH. He deserves to ask for what he thinks is right

Gerry Hansen
Gerry Hansen

@Jason Pontillo @nyr80 @anthony benti

D Brown was surrounded by better talent to make that happen. Brown has 15 more lbs and 2 inches over Cally. He also draws more penalties because he dives (Look up stats). But they are still equals out there.

stalphonso
stalphonso

I stand corrected on that you were right I was mistaken....but he was def on the verge of being traded right before he led them to the cup

Jason Pontillo
Jason Pontillo

@stalphonso  Please try again, Brown signed his 8 year extension on July 18, 2013. The Kings won the cup on June 11, 2012. Are you still sure he got that contract before leading the Kings to the Cup?

stalphonso
stalphonso

Dustin Brown was also a game away from being traded and scored a hat trick and they gave him an 8 year deal BEFORE leading his team to a cup...so at the time he signed there was very little difference except Cally only scored 2 against Colorado right before the olympics so I guess if he got the hat trick we would all be OK with 8 years 6 mil per like Dustin Brown right?

nyr80
nyr80

@hman322 Should be interesting how this all plays out.

hman322
hman322

@Nyr80 agreed no need compounding them with a 6+ million a year mistake.

nyr80
nyr80

@hman322 yeah you are probably right. But I think this team has bigger issues to worry about than Callahan staying or going.

hman322
hman322

@Nyr80 we need to think with our heads not our hearts. He is not worth anywhere near that salary regardless of what the cap is. He isnt even in McD class as a talent and he didnt get that base.

nyr80
nyr80

@hman322 I think with the Cap going up it should not be an issue.

hman322
hman322

Couldnt agree more jq. We cannot saddle ourselves with that contract. Take a look a the list of players making 6+ a year and ask yourself if Cally is worth it.

k20sauce
k20sauce

Giving callahan an NMC does not protect the Rangers at all, even if it is only for 3 years. I don't think you know what you're talking about.

Marc Marsella
Marc Marsella

@k20sauce You don't understand what i am talking about. I mean they will be able to trade him towards the end of his contract if he is not working out.

k20sauce
k20sauce

Callahan does not have a NMC currently, so any modification of it would involve giving him one, which does not protect the Rangers.

I don't mean to be mean, but the more you post on the subject the less i believe that you understand how contracts and the trade deadline works in the NHL.

Marc Marsella
Marc Marsella

@k20sauce No removing the NMC or modifying would protect the Rangers, like they did with Giradi.