I agree. Huge blow, but this team did manage to play over .500 hockey in Cally's absence earlier this season. This team has played well in the face of adversity, and they played some of their best hockey when the team was wracked with injuries. So I think some of the "season's over" proclamations are premature. Now would be a great time for Gaborik to start playing like Gaborik and carry this team offensively.
Agreed...and Drury's time is here. Take it or leave it, he has a shot at redemption right now to slip into this lineup.
If the medical staff couldn't figure it out after the game, then either, they are idiots, or Callahan is fine.
...OR his ankle swelled up overnight. We're all jumping to conclusions a bit now. Deep breaths, Rangers fans. What's done is done. What will be, will be. This team, just as life, will move on. It may suck, but it's not like our season is over. We still have to qualify for the playoffs. Eyes on the prize. One day at a time.
well this is terrible........Really I did'nt expect them to win the cup or anything but it would of been nice to make a run at an upset in the first round. First they have to make it still but 2nd I can;'t see them doing much in the playoffs without Cally......huge bummer after a huge win
His PP and PK become crucial now. With Callahan out he actually can serve a role on this team.
PK allright, he can still do that. But PP? He has shown nothing in his short injury-free time this season that suggested that he could contribute offensively in any way, shape or form. I think with Boogard out, there is no forward on this team that is worse offensively than present day Drury returning from two major injuries.
I really don't want to bash Drury, but his contribution to this team will really only be PK, faceoffs and hopefully leadership. Anything more has to be wishful thinking considering his play this season.
But I agree that he can at least replace those aspects of Callahan, for the goals and assists we need other players to step up (I'm looking at you Marian Gaborik)