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08-27-2013, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Dactyl View Post
callahan is a top 6 RW. callahan is a more skilled player than girardi.
There's plenty of players in our system who have the potential to fill the role of 2nd line RW, ones who will likely be better ES producers than Callahan (Fast, Hrivik, Kristo). Callahan is also going to command a HUGE salary for a player of his actual calibre. He's not as good as Dustin Brown. He simply isn't. And on the market, people are going to treat him as such. I'm not interested in paying a mediocre ES player an upwards of $6M per.

Girardi, on the other hand, is not likely to be replaced by anyone in the system. There's McIlrath, but I think he takes Stralman's spot more than anything. He's right handed, decently productive for a very good defensive player, and, unlike Callahan, is both a warrior and durable.

I realize my opinions of Callahan aren't very common from a Rangers fan, it's just how I feel. I think his actual capabilities as a player are massively overstated.

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