Update, 4:02 p.m.:
Chris D. sends me this Photo Shop he created with Cally wearing the "C"...
Update, 12:37 p.m.:
from Cally..."It's a privilege and an honor to wear the C, but how I am going to approach it is the same as when I wore an A. With things on the ice and off the ice, I feel there's a reason I got the A, and I am going to continue that now with the C. I have to continue to do what I do and not have a letter on my sweater affect my game or how I approach a game. It's a little bit surreal, to be honest, but it's nice to see my dedication and hard work has paid off here."
Update, 12:23 p.m.:
Torts on what he told Cally
..."One thing I did say: to him it's not always about making everybody happy, it's about what's best for the club."
Update, 12:20 p.m.:
that there was no question Staal was keeping the "A".
Update, 12:16 p.m.:
that John Tortorella said, ultimately, it was an easy decision to give Callahan the C and one he wanted to do before training camp opens and he likes the mix of the two home-grown Rangers - Cally and Staal - along with a savvy veteran leader like Richards.
Update, 11:59 a.m.:
Richards on Callahan, who he called a warrior, being named captain and himself being given an "A"
..."I have played under lots of different leaders...you learn from them all...I was going to lead whether I had letter or not"
Richards obviously also said he was honored.
Update, 11:57 a.m.:
Steve Zipay reports
that Callahan says he leads by example on ice, but "I don't mind being vocal in the room."...i love the sound of that.
Update, 11:54 a.m.:
Andrew Gross reports
that Callahan said he observed how past captains Jagr and Drury, particularly Drury, handled the role....not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
Update, 11:52 a.m.:
Callahan on being named captain
..."It's a privilege to wear the C. I'll approach it the same as wearing an A."
Update, 11:18 a.m.:
Glen Sather statement
on Callahan being named captain..."Ryan Callahan embodies all the leadership qualities we seek from our Captain. He leads by example with courage and tireless work ethic on and off the ice, which is why he is so deserving of this honor."Original Post:
The New York Rangers have announced
that Ryan Callahan has been named the 26th captain in Rangers history.
Marc Staal and Brad Richards were named alternates
....these are the right choices. No complaints. Do feel for Dubi, but he can still be a leader without a letter....let's get training camp started now!!!!...what are your thoughts on the picks?
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