Thread: News Article: Eklund's Take on Callahan
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01-30-2014, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by alkurtz View Post
Rather amazing how many are saying what an asset Cally would be to other teams because of his intangibles but belittle his worth to this team based on those same qualities.
Actually it's pretty straight forward.

Callahan still is a guy who most fans would love on their team He's a guy who will fetch a decent return and will get paid if he hits UFA. It is very likely that a team will give him close to 7 mill.

That does not mean the Rangers should do so. With the FA re-signings the Rangers need to do this season and next, over paying for Callahan would put them in cap trouble, even if Richards is bought out. Signing him to a long term deal when he is very likely to regress would also create problems for future years.

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