Update, 12:02 p.m.:
Bob McKenzie at TSN throws a bit of a monkey wrench into Boomer's impending Callahan trade claims by tweeting that the Rangers don't have anything imminent in terms of trade for Callahan or Girardi and he expects it all to play out over 7 to 10 days.
McKenzie also adds that there hasn't been any progress on contract extensions for either player and terms are still the holdup.
For better or worse, the fast-moving NHL season hit a sudden lull once the season abruptly paused for the Olympics. Consquently, trade rumors were affected in the same way. The rumor mill seemed to be churning out more stories about Ryan Callahan every day, but the Olympics put a hault to that.
The USA sputtered out of the Olympics in amazingly deplorable way, and Canada defeated Sweden just now to win Gold. Olympic hockey is over, and we've now hit the symbolic start to the trading deadline frenzy while the official one is approaching; the trade freeze ends tonight at 11:59pm. Boomer Esiason has kicked off what soccer fans call "silly season" with a vague, yet dramatic and thunderous tweet.
Now, while that could basically mean anything, Boomer did spend a lot of time responding to questions and elaborating. From there it becomes a bit more clear to what he is referring. Let us first establish Esiason's credibility. He's a former New York athlete. He's also a radio host on WFAN. And he's a former athlete and current radio host who is a huge Rangers fan. Those things give him limitless friendships and resources. Even if it feels a bit strange to get hockey news from a former NFL quarterback, it makes sense that he would have a scoop. Most importantly, Esiason alluded to a potential Del Zotto-Klein trade weeks before it actually occurred and at a time when Nashville wasn't even speculated to be interested in Del Zotto. He also told me that, on a scale of 1-to-10 with 10 being Glen Sather himself told Esiason, he rates this source as a nine. I see no reason to believe that Esiason would make it up or that he'd have bad information. So let's continue on from here assuming that he knows what he's doing. Keep reading to see my speculation of potential moves based on Esasion's elaborations.no comments