UPDATE (7:15) - Darren Dreger elaborated on TSN's Insider Trading, saying that Sather is "moving towards" moving Callahan and that it's "50/50" that a deal gets done. He does, however, state that it's unlikely a deal gets done prior to Friday's Olympic roster freeze, but mainly so they can maximize trade value. Dreger says the deal with the St. Louis Blues including Chris Stewart is "still there" and implies that there would be more coming from St. Louis. He finishes by warning that the clock is equally ticking on Dan Girardi and that, if he isn't signed this week, then he might enter trade talks as well.
(6:54) - It appears that the price for Ryan Callahan could be even higher than first thought. Both TSN's Darren Dreger and CBC/NBC/NHL Network analyst Kevin Weekes have reported independently that Callahan could be seeking well above the seven-year, $42 million deal that has been thrown around in recent days.
Weekes went on Sportsnet The Fan 590 in Toronto and claimed that sources in New York told him that Callahan wants seven years and "between six and seven... closer to the 7 million dollar range." The conversation regarding Callahan begins around the 4:15 mark.
Dreger, meanwhile, went on TSN Drive on TSN 1050 in Toronto and gave similar news, claiming that Callahan wants "north of $6.5 and close to $7 million."
If the reports are true, and there's not much reason to believe they aren't, then I have a very hard time believing that Ryan Callahan will be a New York Ranger on opening night next season. As good of a tenure in New York as Callahan has had, the salary cap is not very forgiving of overspending; the Rangers of all teams know this too well. Quite frankly, Ryan Callahan is not even close to worth that kind of deal, and it's going to take some dramatic last-minute reduction of demands for him and his agent to get anywhere near what Sather and the Rangers are supposedly willing to offer by the team's unofficially established Friday deadline. Especially if the Sabres are indeed willing to go near Callahan's demands, then the Rangers will need to ignore emotion and make the move that is best for the long-term health of the organization. Even if Sather has to hold his nose while doing it.
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hes insane he should take 6mil for 5yrs sign a 3 yr after and replace michaleti in booth at 1mil for the next 30 yrs hes a fucking dope if he doesnt put his foot down and stop this run away train that is his contract negotiations
Update- Ryan Callahan and his Agent were caught doing way to much Crack when giving Glen Sather the contract demands
If St. Louis is serious about giving us Stewart + draft pick or prospect you have to pull the trigger, I know Stewart has not been great this year but he is a younger bigger version of Callahan (maybe slightly less skill). Also depending on the return I would not be too upset with trading Girardi.
Funny how some guys act like they swallow Cally load every night defending him to the world.....that he is an elite player and deserves everything he wants......fucking unreal
As much as I love Cally and hate Sather...Sather would be a damn fool to sign Callahan for that kind of money and length. He has not played a full season, and with the cap, it just wouldn't make sense. I don't believe Callahan when he says his heart is with the Rangers...if that was true, his demands would be more realistic.
callahan has been on a 30 goal pace 3 years in a row prior to this one. consider that when everyone calling him grinder role player bla bla bla. great hands, great in front of the net. gladly pay him about 6 million for next 5-6 years. PLEASE SIGN BACK CALI !!! DONT BE STUPID SATHER /2010-`11 23 goals in 60 games /2011-12 29 goals 76 games /2012-13 16 goals 45 games
so callahan gets 4.8 million right now as we speak. he's asking 6.5-7 , i bet he signs for about 6. so he's going to go from 4.8 to a raise of about a million dollars and we are overreacting? i don't understand how you people do math. he's going to be barely getting a raise when you consider inflation of salary cap over the 5-6 year contract. in 4 years mcdonagh, stepan
i think people are overreacting to his demands. holy crap do the math people. he's getting 4.8 right now!! people bringing up all these names, any of ovi, kane, tows would get 10 million easily on open market, callahan has open market its different. he's seeking long term deal, in 5 years callahan will be getting 6.5 and derek stepan 8 because of when he hits free agency. crosby will be getting 12 million in 5 years, callahan still 6.5. understand where him and his agent coming from its not a crazy deal at all.
Just when it looks like the Rangers are starting to carve out a little distance, Columbus wins, Philadelphia wins, Detroit wins, Jersey gets a point, and Carolina has two games in hand. It's gonna be another one of those years... I'm not gonna need a prescription for Valium so much as a subscription.
How about the NYR offer 6 years at 5.5m per, and throw in Olivia Munn? Or how about 5 years at 6.5m per and throw in the Bay Ridge Honda girl?
Just wondering when is the last time Cally scored a big goal... it surely wasn't this year... and he wants 7 million a year...
Im worried. Not about losing Cally but the rangers signing him to anything above $5.5 per. Yeah. Im worried they meet in the middle and sign him to $6 mil for 6 years. Hes just not worth that.
Cally wants to get paid MORE than any of those players listed above.
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?
most forgettabl captain since... well, kelly kisio. enjoy buffalo. mogilny and lafontaine and hasek retired 100 years ago
I mean.... Cally>>> do you really put yourself in the same pool as ovechkin, crosby, even hank? You. Are. A. Role. Player.
As much as I love Cally, Stewart is looking pretty tempting right now. I don't even know if St. Louis would make that trade straight up. I feel like the lunacy of Callahan's asking price might diminish his trade value.
He is out of his fucking mind...Trade his a and get what u can get.....Rangers take care of their players when they are here and after there careers are over......As I said he will regret being a greedy tool.....trying to ask for elite players money and he is only a role player... 3rd liner who played top 6 position due to our lack of talent up front.....Truth is truth. ... love the guy and how he plays but Fuck that.. drinking a tall glass of i am so full of shit every morning I see
Just heard on TSN he now wants $10 million per for 8 years and wants to take his talents to South Beach!!
Not worth it if he doesn't want to stay for five, the money is there own the capitancy and do something for the team
Cally is a good player, but hes not the Superstar that a team can build around. He is asking for money that is way above his worth. He is a great piece that complements others. Its crazy to think about, but i wonder how much Torts actually hurt Cally with the style that he implemented. Who knows what would of happened if the 6 goalie system wasn't around for most of Cally's system. His body took a beating and some injuries were from blocking shots. Like the time he broke his ankle. Food for thought.
@dsclaw88 Forget it! Stewart is not enough.... I'd trade Dorsett for Stewart.... O'Callahan thinks his value is north of $6.0 million!!! Let's therefore go Ryan O'Reilly and Patrick Bordeleau for O'Callahan... trade the Ryans!!!!
@mando24179 Let's trade O'Callahan, since he is worth nearly $7.0 million to Colorado for Ryan O'Reilly and Bordeleau.... get it done, Sather....
PS , THAT WAS ON A DEFENSE FIRST HOCKEY TEAM!!!! AND WHILE HE WAS KILLING PK's , BLOCKING SHOTS AND THROWING BOMB CHECKS. CALI IS THE FUCKING MAN!
hes not. he's asking 7, its a negotiation. he will settle for around 6 and get a raise of about 1.2 million over 5-6 years. relax people
6 years at 5 mil and Stacy's Mom.
he's great in front on the PP and av hasn't trusted him yet. thats his bread and butter once he gets back there u will see the big goals chief. in all fairness too this style switch has to be harder on cally then any other player. he was the opitimy of torts style and when added with the injuries he's had this year and the fact he's got 21 points in 39 games i think you need to chill. he's only asking 7, its negotiation. if settles for around 6 its barely a raise of 4.8 he's getting now when you consider its 5-6 years long.
seriously? he doesn't even have 40 games yet. no training camp because of severe shoulder surgery (played injured btw) , comes back breaks his finger blocking a shot and then sprains his knee and we are dogging him. un fuckin real. best thing is he's right on pace for a typical callahan season, people just read the papers can't think for themselves.
callahan deserves more then most of them. besides the sedins and kane tavares tows and them. but your missing the point , any of these guys above on the open market would command just the same. Tavares as a free agent would get near 9-10 right now. as would kane. everyone knows callahab not worth it more now but he's asking a long term deal. in 5 years callahan will be getting 6.5 million , kane and tows will be getting 10 guaranteed. your not comparing apples to apples
lol besides Brad Richards he is by far the worst one on the list
@mando24179 That is the problem with the Rangers. They take to much care of there players. By overpaying and giving to many years. Guess thats why teams like SHittburgh have players taking less. The players take less because they know they can win a championship. Where as the Rangers players seem to just want max deals or more then they are worth. Its the Gm's fault. Obviously if you can get anymore money why not go for it. Thanks Sather. Keep feeding them. He created this by giving to Hank and now its going to be a dominoe effect..
@JosephCosolito Must be some good drugs to want that much money for a 3rd line injury proned grinder
he was offered 6 but for 5 yrs they dont want to go 6or 7 yrs and they shouldnt hes not greedy its his agent trying to fish and if he gets a bite away he has leverage only bad point is it villainizes him in the press he shd just go to sather and if he wants 6 yrs he shd take less if he really means what he says about staying if not shuffle his ass off to buffalo or colorado we wish or st loius
He is asking morning he wouldn't say no if he got it..... He is a greedy bastard. The end. He is not even worth 6 million....... the guy doesn't carry a team....nor can he. Better yet. He isn't even the face of the franchise nor its best player.
I love the guy but I don't suck his dick in his defense..... Fuck him.... Trade him and move on
He hasn't done shit to justify a huge raise like that.... no cups. No mvps...m. no scoring titles.... no awards at all. Except the Steven McDonald effort award & the Broadway hat
That doesn't mean shit in contract talks... or merit...
here is one better he didn't even get an A. On the Olympic teams. That is voted by all the players...
He is over paid at 4.8 mil...... He is a 4 mil... to 4.5 mil a yr player. .... that's a 3rd liner pay.. and he is a great 3rd liner.....
Mike richards. MIKE. Not brad. Im not in the habit of undermining myself when making a point. Lol. Cmon
Hank deserves his money.... the guy carries this team for stretches. Is in the top 3 goalies almost every yr..... has a vezina..... the guy is one of the best in the world at his position
That's the diffrence between him and cally...... Cally means what he does to us....Cause he plays here... doesn't constitute. He is in the elite class
hes not a 3rd line player. he hasn't played on 3rd line since he was a rookie. he had 16 goals in a half season last year and 29 the year before in 76 games. thats bak to back 30 goal seasons. boy would love to have 3rd liners like that on my team, plays the PP too ? 3rd liners play the PP now?
all I am saying if he wants to stay he needs to take charge of this before its out of hand and if he doesnt just means everything we have been saying and he a fucking liar trying to get as much as he can, which will be a 1 way ticket to obscurity b/c if he wasnt a ranger hed be a third line pker on a team where his name would mean nothing and I would wager he never makes an olymoic team.my opinion is get as much as you can for him and get on w/ the season. he isnt good enough to make or break this team going forward
My point exactly
He had been put into the positions he has been in. Due to our lack of talent on our top six.......not cause he is the best at what he does only the fucking morons think he is an elite player....
He is a 3rd liner. Stop...... only reason he plays top 6.. is due to our lack of talent.... fucking unreal