Thread: Player Discussion: Ryan Callahan
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03-30-2013, 12:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Callagraves View Post
You're right as far as even strength goes. Not many can compete with those guys.

Cally's bread and butter is the PK, though. He's definitely among the best PKing forwards in the league.

I would call Cally the very picture of what I want in a 2nd line player. Forechecking, defensively strong, 50+ point pace, excels in every situation (Defending a lead, playing from behind, PP, PK, OT). Hell, he's been useful in the shootouts this year, which is new for him.

He's not a first liner, and I don't think many would claim that he is. I think he's developed into a tremendous player considering his style, size, and perceived ceiling.
I have to pretty much agree with everything here. I just don't like then notion of building the team around 3 wingers. I feel Callahan is the most expandable winger that'll garner a good return for the team and is clearly the 3rd best RWer. Ideally, I'd trade 2/3 of our RWers and add to center depth. While he is a good player, he shouldn't be top 10 in the league in TOI/PG amongst forwards.

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