According to Larry Brooks at the New York Post, Glen Sather is believed committed to dealing Ryan Callahan and/or Dan Girardi if unsigned to a contract extension by the trade deadline.
Brooks adds that Mats Zuccarello's hand injury, unless more severe than initially reported, will not have an impact on the Rangers decision making process on Callahan and Girardi.
The NHL roster freeze expires at midnight on Sunday night, with the trade deadline scheduled for March 5th.
...if Zuccarello is lost for at least three weeks and the Rangers trade Callahan they are literally left with Rick Nash as their only legit right winger. So I'm not so sure the Norwegian's injury isn't giving Sather a moment of pause, especially if he feels the Rangers have a serious chance of getting out of the wide open Eastern Conference.
...while i don't think Zuccarello's situation is enough for Sather to completely cave into Callahan's ridiculous demands, it might force him to go a little higher than he anticipated. It's not every year you find yourself in a position for a real possibility at the Stanley Cup. Got to take advantage of the times it presents itself.
...with the likely return of Dorsett from his foot injury after the Olympics, the Rangers don't necessarily need to make a roster move to replace Zuccarello, but unless we want to see Carcillo skating on a line with Pouliot and Brassard, I think recalling Miller would be the smart decision.
MUST ...either sign or trade ...it has to be ,sather loses all leverage if he lets
this situation slip thru his fingers.....dont forget ,trade does not mean cant re-sign..we must know we do not win or lose cup this yr with this situation,we have enough depth BUT not enough top talent ( NEED #1 CENTER ) ....
IF NOT NOW BY DEADLINE (girardi +JT miller + #2 Draft pick=Statsny)?
THEN AS FREE AGENT....getting talent for both Girardi & cally plus dropping Richards contract next yr will gaurantee a power house of a team ...I wanna win now too BUT Sather has built this team piece by piece steadily using then upgrading the talent to coaches to get to this point ....Since he hired Torts 5 yrs ago he rates as one of the top G M;s hasnt made many booboo's ,if anything has been the frontrunner in contracts- deals -positioning this team for now and 5 yrs ...Facts are facts ,dont want to hear the 14 yr song on him,we are where we are within a move or 2 of being a Chicago -Anaheim type talent laden ass kickers ...I watch and know when we play those teams we are close but not going to control ,they will wear us down with the rolling pressure of top talent and all the supplemental parts that get you thru 4 rds of hell to the promised land ....Lord Stanely's prize...Support this effort and we will be in the canyon of heroes in June alot more than once in the last 20 yrs....
Trade Stepan and 'Miller to the Islanders for Vanek and. Create a Vanek-Richards-Nash 1st line. Make the brassard zucc pouliot line your #2. Then use Cally as the bait to get someone of quality to play on the 3d line with hags and Kreider. Keep all D intact including Girardi and go make a run at the cup. With hank in net you then have a solid 4 line team with deep D.
callahan is coming off his 2 best seasons ever statistically. he's been on pace for 30 goals a season 3 years in a row now barring injury and strike. ,slightly under this year, why all this talk about him being on the downfall and made of glass etc? he's hit a run of injuries not related to anything about being made of glass..(pucks break a lot of bones in the nhl) guys who block shots, break bones its a proven fact. enough with the downfall bs though guy is in his prime if you pay attention... 3 years in a row, 30 goal pace . 28 years old, pk /pp and captain who's a guarantee for effort and all that good shit. what is the argument against callahan besides trying to save 1 million in salary? someone please tell me
For those of you who hate Glen Sather and want to hear reasons you are misinformed please read.
For every bad move he makes, he makes 3 good ones, we just focus on the bad. Sure there is Gomez and Drury etc...
How about trading Scott Gomez for Ryan McDonagh?
How about signing McDonagh to a 6 year deal for 4 mil per?
How about not over paying Stepan and giving him a 2 year bridge deal?
How about trading for Jaromir Jagr in 2004, for Anson Carter.
How about trading the rights to Mark Messier for a 4th rd selection that we used on, you guessed it, Ryan Callahan.
Judge Glen Sather as a whole, and not on 4 or 5 signings that didn't pan out the way we hoped.
right now tampa bay, the devils and columbus have higher pay rolls. as far as I'm concerned thats pathetic, and we sit here and quarrel over what amounts to about a 1milion dollar difference in salary for our captain?? what a fucking joke... while the man plays for Team USA too?? ya'll outta be ashamed... callahans worth anything he wants . man plays hockey like no other in the NHL, and does it on the biggest stage wearing the C.
@DubiLeetch i said all along by dead line ...sign /trade ...fine but he aint getting 6.2 ,more like 5.5 6 yrs ? not great and can escalate from 4.5 to 6.5 over life for cap friendly deal?
Backes? beef line in olympics ...who was beef ...who was pork ...who was chicken ... i love chix BUT ... this season and before Backes became a bull #1 and Cally faded to a 3rd line specialist
w/the intangible ...heart& soul cant refute what have you done lately ...who cares of pt avg career ? not a point at all ...pts today
And if he doesn't sign at all, please take your Cally pom-poms and accompanying #24 body skirt to Buffalo where he will get 6+ for 7 years.
I completely agree.... going forward I think long term we will be better off trading both.....With what we can get as returns from trades
people demanding pay days for Cally & Girardi are the same who demanded we pay Stepan top money and 5 yrs. .....
same people saying Zucc is to small and can't play. ...
same people calling out Nash...who was coming back from 2 concussions... same people saying Del Zotto shouldn't be traded
My point is there alot that have no sense of business and winning... and get to passionate for the moment.....Cally and Girardi are not the diffrence makers in attaining a cup. .... they are role players. ... Cally more better... love the guy.l and he does alot. But at the end if the day his demands and yrs for new contract.... makes him expendable. ..... His contract in 2 yrs will be talked about by the same listed above as a bad contract
And Girardi. Trade him.....He is not a blue collar physical guy anymore....
He lost all respect from me... He stood there not once bit a few times as ur best players got pounded by goons from another team........ We have guys that can eat mins..... anyone who plays with McD. Will eat mins. He is not in McD class. Couldn't even carry his skates but wants almost his same contract .... He has got to go....
We have an issue with Stepan being too inconsistant....We have to really look at that. As he will be in the last yr. ... and will want a new contract..
We need an enforcer.....
We have to maximize giving contracts by talent consistency. ... and passion. .
Over achievers not inconsistent underachievers....who want big money based on potential.... they showed once in 5 yrs. ...
mcdonagh's hit is 4.7 but your right his cap hit would be near 7-8 on an open market at his age.
how about signing zucc and pouliot too?
you forgot about the draft picks....lundvist, staal, kreider, stepan, dubinsky & anisimov& erixon (=nash), girardi
we talk about points yet we let a perrennial 40 goals walk out the door at the trade deadline last year and it gets swept under the rug...
@NYrangers79 you change like the wind ???????
which way is it ...
@NYrangers79 Yes we should overpay for him because that has helped us so much as of late. You know with all those Stanley Cups we win by overpaying players. We should definitely continue overpaying players so other players exspect the same. No reason for hometown discount in the best arena in the world when you can get overpaid. Way to win a stanley cup said no one ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@josh930 @DubiLeetchactually i will send you a #42 st louis blues jersey to make up for it. you can wear it around and boast how he's better then callahan at all the rangers games you go to. because you watch david backes night in and out I'm sure, and you already know he's older then callahan and only slightly out scoring him (1.56 to 1.7) games per point in his career. but since you watched the olym[pics you know for sure
you know who else had 2 more severe concussions? sidney crosby. he's leading the league in points right now.
rick nash cap hit is nearly twice ryan callahans, let that register for a second. ok now think about how ridiculous it is that callahan is nearly even in scoring, then think about how much more callahan does besides scoring that nash doesn't do and then think about the cap hit again, ok now how ridiculous is it for callahan to ask for a raise and for people to demand more from one of top paid players in the league.
i don't remember anyone ever demanding a pay day for derek stepan. i think people demanding a pay day for callahan and calling out nash are dead on. callahan should make about 6 for the way he plays and place he's at. nash is paid like a top player in the world, and even if callahan gets a huge raise he will still be getting less then nash.
@mando24179 What do you think about, Callahan straight up for Chris Stewart of Blues? That is a trade I think the GARDEN FAITHFUL would come to love.
@mando24179 I see your passion and insight ,i appreciate all the players -coaches who get you this point.Facts are Facts ...whats been done last 5 yrs must be completed with these next 2 moves ....I dont see Sather losing his focus ... i see him knowing he has the hammer and will bang the shit out them to finish his time (legacy)with the NYR as a great G M by finishing with a
dominate team for 5 yrs....he's right there & knows it ...good luck to cally & girardi ....
you ever here players talk about msg from other teams? its not the best arena in the world. and if youv been to other nhl arenas you definitely know its not the best in the world... famous and nostalgiac yes, do i love it to death? yes. but enough with the best crap. its not.
Dude get a calculator. .. 700000 grand over 7 yrs..... plus that money can be added onto another amount and sign not 1 player but two...... either a new guy or help keep one of ur own free agents
The funny thing is, we are not mocking Cally or team USA.... its you!!! If you'd get the replica Cally ball sack off of your eyes, you would see that. We like Cally too but your thought process is that of a 7th grader. If you have Schizophrenia, just tell us and we could tolerate your erratic thinking and relentless fragmented posts. And if you got into hockey because of the CCM helmet "they" gave you, that's fine too. Just let us know... we are here for you.
i saw a good play get a goal....your words match your reviews ...severe and incomplete ,please read comments thoroughly and respond ...diff between cally & deal is 700k / or deal giriadi-cally for backes -stewart ?? where did that come from?? never will happen ...stay on point...maybe 4-5 am rants? ...THINK 1ST
haha no lil wayne here teacher. i tend to leave the vocabulary book at home when I'm commenting on a hockey blog.. its a bit anal. but ok "big boys" have fun mocking team usa and the captain of the rangers. if you really listened you would have heard them say dustin brown should have pressed harder, thats why callahan did, so essentially callahan tried to make up for browns lack of aggressiveness , and therefor his point man got open. still wasn't the guy who scored, who was covering benn? you don't mention though when team needed a huge PK in the 3rd and someone to block webers 105mph who they looked too. youy guys so busy choking down beef and pork you didn't realize porky got benched in the 3rd period. barely played, they moved paccioretti up with callahan and backes and played them continuously, including in the last minute with the game on the line.
in fact backes is so boss he's played a total of 19 playoff games ,wow. callahan lead a team that has"no #1 center" a "lack of talent" and "no pp and in ability to score" to the semi's game 6 OT . they played 20 playoff games just that season alone. listen your joke was cute but its not about callahan pom poms it makes sense to sign him over lose him its simple as that jack.
Hey asshole. Crosby also took a whole yr to come back. Which I said Nash. Should have done and not come back this yr. ..... dude really just stfu ur a clown....Ur come backs are fucking lame and stupid. U compare apple to oranges and then think u have a valid response
Hey asswupe... Rick Nash was signed by another team. Not us..... Rick Nash is an elite player......Every team fears a Rick Nash when healthy..... no one fears Cally. Wake up moron....Cally is a big role player....on any other team... a 3rd line guy....who has talent and passion.... but stop the wet dreams about him already u sound pathetic..
NASH WHEN HEALTHY IS A GAME CHANGER WHEN HOT CAN CARRY A TEAM.... DUDE DRINK A NICE TALL GLASS OF STFU.....already
@mando24179 please dont indulge answers like the ones put forth by D L
he has a limited span of knowledge and make s comparisons or analogies that make no sense ,i think he likes the sound of his own words ,not in any particular order ,best leave it alone then keep bottom feed
U don't remember anyone asking or demanding...... well that's cause ur attention spam is as short as ur real knowledge ... Ur a clown with a keyboard...... who swallows Cally semen.... Ur responses and post are weak to the point of pure stupidity..... u argue for a guy who seems everyone loves bit have made valid remarks and facts that he is not. I repeat NOT worth 6 to 7 mil.... i dont care who else in the nhl gets ....As a player. ... u over value talent. And stand up like Capt save a hoe. To defend ur remarks....
The owner of the blog was the one who demanded or better yet said we should sign him or he should get over the mil and 5 or 6 yrs last yr for a new contract and then others chimed in backing that claim. ... so dude take ur head out of calls ass....and gain some real knowledge to have a qualified retort. ..
I think the blues. Would throw some other pieces possibly in. Maybe a prospect and or draft pick....
The key to most nhl trades. Are not the key pieces but what else u get in the deal
We have been good at that the last few yrs....ex
Gomez deal. McD. Was a throw in... not the main piece...
Jokinenn Deal from calgary. Prust was a throw in in that deal...
So we can get some useful players .... As add ons
We just have to be smart. ...
I can't see investing 6 or 7 mil for 7 yrs. .. that deal wil come back to bite us in the ass as early as next yr when we have so much cap room.... and can wisely re up our roster or the yr after. With another ur of wear and tear on callus body....
Love Cally. Great heart and soul guy. But heart and soul. Doesn't win u cups..... scoring/skill and goaltending does...
@mando24179 understood ,thought so,learning to filter whats worth rsvp ing
to ...watching gold game ,my prediction if sweeden wins we get the KING back even better ,my warrant a cup run as the carry over of beating the canuckies ...still I am with eye closed watching Nash-Hagelin-HAnk worried no harm no foul .....lets go Rangers !!!
@mando24179 same ques for a different comment ...i recvd both as a reply but i dont know what you are replying to? please clarify,if its DLeetch
shouldnt waste time,if its me ? F U hah ahhahhah
@mando24179 what or who was this meant for and in ref to what comment ?
Again stupid is ur arena.... by not signing cano. Over pating... the signed tanaka.... mcann... and a few others.....to help of set. Canon offense.... dude really stfu..... i gotta laugh at u man... Ur not versed well on sports knowledge at ALL.....
Coming from a met fan. I understand ur stupidity really......let me dumb it down... for u since ur brain walks with a fucking limp......
We are original 6 team..... We have lost our way at some points....Over paying free agents to come here.... When it should be.... they will take a fair contract. To come here and win....Due to the ability take additional revenue in marketing. Etc
We compete just to get in the playoffs. But seriously if u take a look we really honestly don't compete for a cup..... We had a string of 3 urs were we were almost primed....and due to poor coaching of player usage and mins by Torts and his staff... a horrendous powerplay..... We shoot our load..... now we are floundering under new coach..
We have no identity. ....... We have no real physical presence to protect the elite players..... We have a very soft defense....
so changing some thins.. As LA CHI. DUCKs...
ST lou... changing there thought process on team building. Has now made those teams competable for a string of 5 to 8yrs...for a cup. Not just a playoff spot or a wild card....
make it a place people want to play like the yankees and then you bring up cano who just left... huh. so by signing another free agent will automatically become dominant? who we getting sid the kid? stammer?
What I was saying was.....Walking into as a player of fan u know they will do everything possible to win...... and players see that and wanna come here for winning. .... not for a retirement contract....As most times we over pay for free agents.....and more often then not it bites us in the ass....
@mando24179 No Yankee fan ...before cap rangers behaved same way only the didnt win anything...i am even more impressed w/G m cause he did with fair guides for all I think he wants to go out a winner & soon...200 mill Yanks and i'm a fan of the coupon clipper Mets ...come on what a dichotomy of views...
That's my point... dominate team..... make it a place people wanna play for less cause u put out a winning championship product......Every yr
Model after yanks...... heat.... etc....
Ask Cano in 2 yrs if he made the right choice... money over winning......He will dread Seattle. ..
you guys make me laugh with the salary nervousness . why are we pinching??!? again we are over 6 million UNDER THE CAP RIGHT NOW. with a raise in the cap coming why is anyone worried about signing back stralman? lmao, he was cut by the devils 2 years ago. kreider isn't a free agent dude he will get a slight raise,, he's not knocking down doors anyway.
DUDE you can't do math. callahan makes 4.8 million, if you pay him 6.2 as opposed to 5 million which everyone wants you save what? 1.2 million dollars. look at our team and see what 1.2 million buys you... you make it like we can only sign callahan, its a little over 1 million difference in salary. such a pointless dumb argument about a player like callahan. yo
Yeah, graet idea. Overpay him so we cant resign Kreider, whos on an entry level contract, the entire 3rd line, Stralman and dumping Stepan for a proper 1st line center if he doesnt pick up his pace eventually.
But hey... at least we have our captain when we wont reach the playoffs for the next 7 years.