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09-04-2013, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by 16 To Stanley View Post
Not to add to the credibility of the off-season publicity lies spewed by Eklund, but if AV came in and his first real move is trading away Callahan, the heart of soul of this organization, he would be hated by fans before he even gets a chance to stand behind the bench.

Shape the team how you want, dumping our captain and a guy that this team has been molded after would be dispicable, especially if you're trying to "change the culture." You don't trade away the guy who is the hardest worker, year in year out.
Gotta agree with this. Callahan isn't going to be traded, least of all as a current captain and at the request of a new coach who hasn't stepped on the ice with the team yet.

Girardi, I could see going if Sather could somehow get back a more offensive guy who can play top 4 minutes for Girardi + pick/prospect/replaceable bottom 6 skater. Staal, McD and Girardi are all in fairly similar molds, though hopefully McD and Staal will grow offensively a bit still. Girardi is the most one dimensional, and the least offensively skilled. Having a more offensive player get his minutes could really change things up.

EDIT: Also, maybe it's just me, but I'd be surprised if Richards kept his A this season.

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