Ryan Callahan

Buzz: What Glen Sather is trying to do with Ryan Callahan (Update)

2/2/14: 6:46PM: Glen Sather is bidding against himself and his imposed deadline of wanting this situation resolved by Friday’s Olympic deadline. (NY Post)

Callahan and his agent run the risk of miscalculating how serious Glen Sather might be of trading him if they think that all of this public talk is a “charade.” (NY Post)

2/1/14: 9:57PM: On CBC Hotstove, Nick Kypreos, Elliotte Friedman and Glenn Healy had the following conversation about Ryan Callahan:

  • Kypreos, “I think there was an interesting twist to the negotiations between Glen Sather and Callahan’s agent Steve Bartlett, to the point where he is allowing them to speak with over clubs. I can tell you that as of a couple of days ago one of those clubs was a Western Conference team and I can say that it was a short conversation. Basically what they told Bartlett was that we believe you are asking for too much term or too much money. It is clear what Glen Sather is doing right now and he is trying to create a market right now outside of one set by the Rangers. He is trying to get other teams to show Callahan that he is not worth what he thinks he is today, rather than July 1. “

  • Healy: “Glen gave them the ability to talk to one team and he called his GM buddy and they gave him too much term and too much money well that stinks a little to me. You look at two comparables, Dustin Brown at $5.875 and Joe Pavelski at $6, nothing more than that. If you are trying to pretend you are a group 3 while you are a group 2 unrestricted, good luck getting the money.”
  • Friedman: “The Clarkson deal is the one that (Interrupted)
  • Healy: “He is a group 3…go to group 3″
  • Kypreos, “the other thing is that Brown got eight-years and they don’t want to go near that for Callahan.”

The Rangers are reportedly offering Callahan five-years and $30 million while the Sabres are reportedly willing to give Callahan the seven-years he is seeking.

Adam Rotter: The issue with trying to show Callahan’s agent that he is asking for too much is the feeling that almost everyone has about the Sabres offering up everything they can to sign him and make him a block to re-build around and set an example. It only takes one team to overpay and change the salary structure and that team could be the Sabres. It’s up to Callahan to decide what he wants to do and if he wants to stay with the Rangers it will be on a five-year deal.

39 comments
haven
haven

F''ing Sabres... 

cole3244
cole3244

we need a new gm, move sather up if need be and replace him.

J Paul Read
J Paul Read

I hear that Columbus is hot for Callahan, according to SNY.  I wonder, would you make a Callahan for Dubinsky trade?  Straight up?  I think I would do it.

john smith
john smith

I don't understand the conversation between Healy and Friedman as printed here.It reads as though Healy is suggesting that Cally is a group 2(RFA) rather than a group 3(UFA),when in fact he is a group 3.

Kevin
Kevin

Will Buffalo give us a 1st this year and next for him? That's where I would start mid season with Buffalo.  They aren't Callahan away from climbing out of the basement, especially if Miller decides to leave. That'll give the Rangers a very good shot at McDavid or Eichel. I'm also ok with resigning the guy if he realizes that he isn't worth that to any team but Buffalo.

Rangersfan4life
Rangersfan4life

heart and soul... the team will be shot when hes gone and back to the bottom.. Why mess up the team when their playing very well right now.. Tell other teams to screw off

Joseph Salvatore Barone
Joseph Salvatore Barone

No one will consider maybe a six year deal at 6 mil? Its a negotiation process. I understand it. I understand this is a business but its hard to picture the Rangers without Cally...

Gary Wien
Gary Wien

It's funny how it generally is other teams that really screw up the salaries around the league while the Rangers take the blame...

Johnny W
Johnny W

@cole3244 Sather finally won't overspend on a player and he's hated. He overpays for players and he's hated. Captain or not, you have to do what's right for the team like the player will do what is right for him. Its a business and it sucks.

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

@Kevin if you were the GM of Buffalo and had possibly the 1st overall pick in the draft, would you trade that (and another 1st rder the following year) for Callahan???? if your answer is no, than you have returned to reality. If you answered yes then you are living in a fantasy world

kachook
kachook

@Kevin Are you kidding? They may get the 1st overall pick and you want them to send that AND next years for a 3rd line player in a walk year??? If Buffalo wants him they will simply wait, and hope he lands in FA this July.


J Paul Read
J Paul Read

@Kevin  Would you do a Callahan for Dubinsky trade?  Straight up?

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

@Rangersfan4life In 1994, the Rangers were in 1st place in their division and pulled off a number of trades (big ones) to give them a better chance in the playoffs. So don't think for a minute that this team is a serious Cup contender as the roster stands now. They still need to make a couple of more moves.

J Paul Read
J Paul Read

@Gary Wien  Well, we did give Richards an albatross of a contract.  Of course, that happened before the new CBA, so, maybe a lack of foresight on the part of Slats.

haven
haven

@J Paul Read , NO. I would love Dubinsky or Anisimov back but not for Callahan. 

Jimmy P.
Jimmy P.

I don't remember the 94 Rangers trading their heart and soul captain for pics and another 4th line foward.

C. A. TumminiaⓋ
C. A. TumminiaⓋ

@J Paul Read @Gary Wien  Richards' contract was on par for what he would have gotten from another team at that time. Remember, he was still an elite player coming out of Dallas. 

kachook
kachook

@haven I did say it first- but so happy you had to step in and comment for no reason. How bout bringing something to the table instead of playing the white knight!

haven
haven

@kachook  Want credit for common sense? Lol you say that like you said it first or something. It's practical

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

@Jimmy P. No they didn't trade Messier, which wasn't my point. For some reason, you and many other fans feel that Callahan is the Rangers MVP on the team and without him the walls will collapse.. That is so far from the truth that it shouldn't even be discussed. In 1994, the Rangers traded very gifted players who were much better players than Callahan overall (look it up).Also, not sure what you are referring to in your comment regarding picks and another 4th line forward. Their are plenty of players in NHL that are equally and/or better than Callahan that won't cost the Rangers 7 years at roughly $6.8M. Also, throw in the fact that Callahan has issues with staying on the ice and his body has taken a ton of abuse; as he is not a big guy. Throughout Rangers history, their have been plenty of gifted players who were lights out much better than Ryan Callahan that were traded by the Rangers and  the team survived and even improved. Trade him now while his value is still up for a better return.

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

@Gary Wien @Michael Stewart @Rangersfan4life In 2011, Lundqvist  was playing at a higher level than this season overall. The Rangers were a better team than this team currently is right now. In the first 2 rounds in 2011, the Rangers battled to two 7 game series against the Senators and Capitals respectively. Lundqvist was the only reason why they made it past those 2 rounds. During the playoffs, players pay more attention to the defensive side (forwards back check more and Defensemen don't take so many chances in the offensive zone). I respect your opinion and you are entitle to it. however; this team maybe a playoff contender, but not a cup contender. Just look at their record this season against the elite teams. Also, the Rangers have played .500 hockey at home; which is horrible for a team you consider a serious cup contender. On the road, they are playing well, but that will change come playoff time. They still need to make additional moves to the roster, plain and simple to be in that elite group of teams.

J Paul Read
J Paul Read

@C. A. TumminiaⓋ @J Paul Read @Gary Wien  Your point is most fair and recognized, however, it doesn't take away from the point that if it weren't for this new CBA that radically crunched the salary cap, we probably wouldn't even be having this conversation right now.