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12-07-2013, 05:43 AM
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Captain Callahan: not on his game

Cally has always had consistency issues when it comes to offensive contribution, but his effort level has rarely been in question. What's going on with him now?

- His skating seems to be worse.
- He actually shies away from hits
- He doesn't get in the shooting lanes to block shots as much
- He is noticeably worse around the boards, losing the battles
- He's not crashing the net hard

Basically he's not playing the game he is known and loved for. Every time that has happened earlier, he's been playing through injuries. Could his shoulder still be bothering him? It's like he's holding back, not playing to his strengths.

Has his playing style caught up to him? He's missed so many games to to injuries and played through even more, and I think he's stating to pay the price. His body has taken so many poundings and I'm starting to worry he could be on the decline.

If so. How do we handle his contract situation? He is an UFA, will probably be asking for ~6M and we have a bunch of players to re-sign. He has been the heart and soul of this team for many years, but is there any way they let him go to free agency?

I don't know man. We need him to be better, no matter what the reason is. If he's playing through injuries, maybe give him a couple of games rest and give Kristo a cup of coffee on the third line?

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