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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