Trade Rumor/Speculation Thread XIX: The Olympic Freeze
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02-19-2014, 08:47 PM
Change is good.
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The Rangers and Girardi were supposed to discuss his lack of a contract this week. The Rangers are back on the ice tomorrow at 2pm or 3pm. The two sides took a break last week.
Ryan Callahan is indefatigable with a work ethic that sets the bar for his teammates because that’s who he always has been. His union with St. Louis center David Backes throughout the tournament has been natural and imposing enough to provoke much thought inside Blues management of offering more than Chris Stewart for the ability to acquire the Blueshirts captain as at least a rental for the remainder of the NHL season.
The Blues have Backes on a 5 year deal worth $4.5M per. Two more years remaining. They aren't giving Callahan nearly $7M per for 7 years.
While I would like Brooksie's quote to be true - and it may well be - it's phrased such that I don't have a lot of confidence that he's referring to any substantive information he's obtained.
If you read the sentence carefully, it's actually a description of Callahan's play, not a statement describing conversations taking place inside Blues' management.
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