I don't want to trade guys for St. Louis. Callahan straight up, I guess, but I'd prefer we leveraged him for picks and prospects.
Bringing in a 39 year old, even like St. Louis, unless it's for nearly free, is stupid.
He's inevitably going to decline soon. I'd prefer not to see that happen in a Rangers uniform.
If he's cheap, sure. But i'm not trading assets for this guy. That's not how you build a winner. I've said it a thousand times and this weekend was further proof, we are not yet contenders and getting St. Louis, in my opinion, does not make us one.
Depends on who those guys are. Callahan, I want gone at all costs. I never thought I'd say that and it'd come to this, but the idea of re-signing Callahan longterm makes me want to hurl. St. Louis would be a big upgrade over Callahan, without the loss of the heart-and-soul intangibles and would make us instantly better.
And why will he inevitably decline? Because he's getting older? Well, he looks pretty good to me. Furthermore, he's a FA after next year so if he does, we can just let him walk.
Ryan Kesler is not a player I would break the bank for. Rangers traded their 1st and 2nd last year. They need to hold on to this year's higher end picks. Would have to be a hell of a deal for us to move those picks.
But everyone would agree that Brassard and Callahan for Kesler would be fair, right?
Canucks don't take it, no. They want a 20-25 year old that can take about 18 minutes a night, top forward prospect and a 1st. Cally wouldn't resign, and they wouldn't trade Kesler for Brassard and a rental.