Thread: Player Discussion: Ryan Callahan
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03-29-2013, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Kershaw View Post
Callahan IMO is a major part of the problem. A loser mentality is fit across the team and Callahan leads the way. He's won nothing in his career, yet he gets heralded as if he's Adam Graves. He hasn't produced in the playoffs, yet young guys like Stepan and MDZ were blamed for the Rangers exit last year. The biggest problem for me is that he is a guy who perfectly fits this system: shotblocking, grenade puck-handling hockey. There is no way in hell he should be playing those many minutes, he's simply not good enough relative to the other star forwards who receive that similar ice time. When the Callahan era is over, fans will hopefully witness exciting hockey for once. Leading by example, block all the shots!

Hard not to agree with this. I love Callahan as much as the next guy, but really have yet to see anything close to resembling the player Graves was. Hes definitely overrated by this fanbase and is suited best for third line RW given his style of play and where he plays. Hes not a skill forward by ANY means, and his playoffs last year save were pretty disappointing.

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