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Read/Poll: What Ryan Callahan and his teammates said last night about his contract

Following the Rangers win last night, Ryan Callahan said that all of yesterday’s trade rumors, about a deadline and teams talking to his agent, was “news to him.” (Newsday)

He added, “I’m here, my heart’s here, I want to be here and that is all that I worry about on the ice.” (Rangers Report)

Alain Vigneault said after the game, “I’m a big fan of Ryan Callahan and I know he wants to be here , contracts have nothing to do with me and I am hoping that both parties can come to an agreement.”

Marc Staal said that rumors are a little different when it’s the captain of the team’s name being thrown around and that he is such an important piece of the Rangers (Daily News)

Mats Zuccarello said that Callahan is an “incredibly important part of our team, he’s our captain, hopefully he will remain here.” Zuccarello said that he understands that it’s a business as well. (Nettavisen)

Henrik Lundqvist said that everyone knows what to expect from Callahan both on and of the ice and that it’s important to have the a level of consistency with the leadership group. He adds, “sometimes he scores a lot of points, and sometimes he just works so hard and makes the little plays that are so important and he does so well. He brings a lot to the team, and it’s great.” (Daily News)


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The Rangers have reportedly offered Callahan a five-year deal worth close to $30 million.

5 comments
Bo Beck
Bo Beck

Signing Cally will only turn into Drury part 2. He doesn't even play much on the PK or PP anymore. He can not stay healthy and since Torts went bye bye Cally's time went down which is for the best.

As I stated many times and got killed by many idiot Ranger fans for saying. Cally was a 3rd line player playing above first line minutes. He's tough to trade but don't lose sight of the other FA's this team needs to sign.

I would trade him and Girardi start getting younger, cheaper and more offensively talented. Let's not forget this team is only 3 points from the 9th slot. They have not won a cup and have declined the last two years.

To win games no matter how you look at it you MUST score more then the other team. And this team is to streaky offensively. And that's going to be a huge problem when you run into Boston or Pittsburgh.

This team can improve itself with these 2 being traded. This team can become a power house for years to come with these two trades and the buyout of Richards in the off season. As of now we know what they are and that's good enough to beat everyone but Boston and Pittsburgh.

That means same old same old. Maybe get past the 1st rd and lose in the second or 3rd.

Johnp50
Johnp50

With the way he plays and the abuse his body has already taken and with the way the team now plays he is a 3rd liner. He doesn't even play on the PP any longer I would do no more than 3-4 years for $4mm-$4.5MM But I'm a believer in trading someone if you feel you need to when their value is the highest. So unless his demands are lowered then the good of the team is what needs to be done.

Ed Zambrano
Ed Zambrano

While I don't like the idea of a 6 mil annual cap hit, I think 5 years is manageable.  Richards will be bought out, the cap will be going up, so I think the team can survive.  Now, 7 years? I don't think so.

J Paul Read
J Paul Read

@Bo Beck  I'm sorry I stand corrected.  I forgot Richards is also 33.  But he'll be bought out anyway at the end of the year.

J Paul Read
J Paul Read

@Bo Beck  Get younger?  We have two guys on the roster over the age of 30.  And the oldest is Dominic Moore at 33, Lundqvist at 31.  Sure we have a collection of guys right now at 27, 28, and 29, but this is when players hit their prime.  Callahan is right there, but his style of play makes him vulnerable health wise.  Girardi is coming on strong lately, and looks even better than he did the year he was an all-star.  Trade Callahan; extend Girardi.