With the trade deadline approaching quickly, Rangers GM Glenn Sather will have to act fast on either agreeing to terms with captain Ryan Callahan, or sign a new star right-winger to replace him. The Rangers are firm with their offer – $6 million per year for a 6-year contract extension.
But numbers can be tricky, as Ryan Callahan is asking for $500,000 more for $6.5 million per season. After agreeing to terms with defenseman Dan Girardi, Ryan Callahan expresses his interest staying in New York. Callahan states that New York is where he wants to be, and to focus on what he can do for the team.
There’s no denying other teams are looking at him though, being one of the most appealing free agents in the league. The word on Marty St. Louis is that now he himself is seeking a trade along with Canucks center Ryan Kesler. Could the Rangers be shopping around for replacements? A long-time defensive-minded team, the Rangers could use two elite top-scoring players.
The trade deadline ends tomorrow, and general managers around the NHL need to make careful decisions, as the run for the Stanley Cup has already begun.