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Ryan Callahan "Heart of a Ranger"
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12-14-2010, 11:40 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
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Of course he wouldn't. But what Callahan said has been echoes by basically everyone that's ever played with Drury throughout his career.
Yea, but you can say the same about Blair Betts or Jed Ortmeyer. I don't think anyone was questioning Drury's heart or work ethic or character, were they?
The point is he's not that good of a hockey player anymore. He's declined quite a bit from 5-6 years ago and the Rangers are ready to move on. They HAVE moved on. They've been playing mostly great hockey in his absence. They have new leaders. They are building a legitimate and well-defined identity (something that Drury was not able to garner or be a part of whatsoever in his Rangers career). If he didn't have a NMC, he very likely would have been traded this offseason, captaincy and all. I just see this team having a brighter future without him. The sooner we cut ties with the Drury captaincy era, the better.
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