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03-18-2007, 12:27 AM
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Daaaaamn that kid is good. Great game by him and the Rangers.

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03-18-2007, 12:32 AM
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All Callahan needed for a Gordie Howe hat trick was an assist!

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03-18-2007, 12:35 AM
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All Callahan needed for a Gordie Howe hat trick was an assist!
He fought tonight too???!!!

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He fought tonight too???!!!
Not much of a fight, but he fought Chuck Kobasew.

He more or less just stuck his glove in Kobasew's face and nearly broke him in half and punched him a few times. Kobasew kind of just took it.

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03-18-2007, 12:39 AM
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He fought tonight too???!!!
Hell yea! Balej you missed the game!? ....




He held is own, wasn't much of a real fight but hell, he was willing to drop the gloves first and show his teamates he's not afraid of anyone and won't back down.

The fans at MSG were really rooting the kid on, I wouldn't object to him staying for the rest of the season if he keeps this up..

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03-18-2007, 12:41 AM
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Hell yea! Balej you missed the game!? ....




He held is own, wasn't much of a real fight but hell, he was willing to drop the gloves first and show his teamates he's not afraid of anyone and won't back down.

The fans at MSG were really rooting the kid on, I wouldn't object to him staying for the rest of the season if he keeps this up..
Hollweg's fight was great, but yeah, Cally's wasn't much of one. Certainly not for lack of effort, it's just him and the other guy hugged for a while before they really went at it. I think Cally was more or less goaded into that fight.

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03-18-2007, 12:44 AM
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Hell yea! Balej you missed the game!? ....




He held is own, wasn't much of a real fight but hell, he was willing to drop the gloves first and show his teamates he's not afraid of anyone and won't back down.

The fans at MSG were really rooting the kid on, I wouldn't object to him staying for the rest of the season if he keeps this up..
I had work tonight. I was hoping to catch Rangers in 60 at like 1230 or 1, but they have stupid boxing replays on and no more Rangers in 60. I'm kinda ticked. I'll catch the highlights on NHL.com though in the morning.

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03-18-2007, 12:45 AM
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The key is he actually scored on the breakaway...unlike many other guys on this team. He has hands, and a great backhand...you can't teach that. I'm not hanging his numbers in the rafters just yet, but he looks like a keeper.
I saw the AHL skills comp, and Cally was in it. He was only in a few events, but he looked damn good in each one. Hell of a shot, good moves in the breakaway relay, and in the pass and shoot comp, he made some great plays and scored a nice one. Sure, it was the AHL, and just a skills comp, but he looked pretty good. Believe me, there were some pretty brutal players in it.

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He fought tonight too???!!!
If you missed the game, I STRONGLY suggest you go watch the replay.

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03-18-2007, 12:52 AM
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Hollweg's fight was great, but yeah, Cally's wasn't much of one. Certainly not for lack of effort, it's just him and the other guy hugged for a while before they really went at it. I think Cally was more or less goaded into that fight.

Im not 100% sure but from my seat it looked like he was just hugging the guy in a scrum and Cally dropped the gloves first...im not 100% sure though like I said, Rangers in 60 didnt show it.


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I had work tonight. I was hoping to catch Rangers in 60 at like 1230 or 1, but they have stupid boxing replays on and no more Rangers in 60. I'm kinda ticked. I'll catch the highlights on NHL.com though in the morning.
No excuses..you should have quit before missing a Ranger game .

I highly suggest you watch the recap though, Cally had a nice 2nd goal, which he was able to finish (like so many NHLers cant) on a breakaway.

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03-18-2007, 12:58 AM
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Im not 100% sure but from my seat it looked like he was just hugging the guy in a scrum and Cally dropped the gloves first...im not 100% sure though like I said, Rangers in 60 didnt show it.
You may be right FLY, I was watching on a crappy NESN feed. I saw Cally and Kobasew kind of hugging after Kobasew was separated from the main scrum, the cameras cut away, and then cut back a few seconds later when the actual fisticuffs began. Either way, it's exciting to see that Cally is willing to throw down like that. It took 3/4 of the season, but I finally can no longer worry so much about team toughness. We have our patsies, obviously, but we've got a good amount of tough guys and players willing to stick up for each other.

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03-18-2007, 01:18 AM
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don't under estimate the importance of callahan's "fight".. even if it wasn't much, what i liked more than just the fact he was willing to throw the gloves off is, he wouldn't let kobasew punk him.. kobasew had his glove nudging right into cally's face for a good 10 seconds then cally just went off and threw his gloves off and started taking some good shots at him.. i like that

hmm something interesting.. i went to check kobasew's heigh since he was noticably taller than callahan, he's just 5'11.. i'm guessing callahan is more like 5'9 than 5'10 (rangers list him at 5'11) if thats the case

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don't under estimate the importance of callahan's "fight".. even if it wasn't much, what i liked more than just the fact he was willing to throw the gloves off is, he wouldn't let kobasew punk him.. kobasew had his glove nudging right into cally's face for a good 10 seconds then cally just went off and threw his gloves off and started taking some good shots at him.. i like that

hmm something interesting.. i went to check kobasew's heigh since he was noticably taller than callahan, he's just 5'11.. i'm guessing callahan is more like 5'9 than 5'10 (rangers list him at 5'11) if thats the case
Yeah, everyone knows the shorter guys get 3-4 inches added on to their Bio Height.

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03-18-2007, 01:41 AM
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According to HF I never thought he was supposed to be an impact NHL player.

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03-18-2007, 01:43 AM
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Cally is 5'11" where did you get 5'9"

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03-18-2007, 01:54 AM
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Cally is 5'11" where did you get 5'9"
try reading my post again..

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try reading my post again..
I didn't think he looked much shorter. When you watch him out there, he looks like a capable, slightly smaller than average player - not a Martin St. Louis/Brian Gionta/Nigel Dawes sized guy.

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try reading my post again..
Heheheh. I'm gonna agree with you and say that he's certainly shorter than 5'11", as you said more like 5'9".

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According to HF I never thought he was supposed to be an impact NHL player.
Here's his HF talent analysis:

"Capable of playing an excellent two-way game, Callahan is a talented playmaker and goal scorer with exceptional stick handling skills. He moves well with the puck in open-ice traffic and in the corners. Despite his small stature he is sturdy in battles for the puck and willingly engages in tough physical battles. Callahan positions himself very well in the offensive zone and delivers difficult passes with ease. After his OHL career, size will be his only obstacle in adapting to the next level."

http://hockeysfuture.com/prospects/ryan_callahan

Many people have had him pegged as a third line type of guy, although with his 50+ goal campaign last year in juniors and his terrific AHL season he looks to have the potential to be a second line player.

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03-18-2007, 02:05 AM
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According to HF I never thought he was supposed to be an impact NHL player.
Of course not. He was a 4th round pick and overagers that dominate juniors aren't supposed to turn into anything...

But those of us that watched him play for years never doubted it.

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You called it...I remember seeing it. Props.

As for his Play tonight. I loved it. The Hustle, the Hands, and the Enthusiasm. Really hope to see more of it from him.

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I didn't think he looked much shorter. When you watch him out there, he looks like a capable, slightly smaller than average player - not a Martin St. Louis/Brian Gionta/Nigel Dawes sized guy.
Those guys are 5'6ish.. Gionta is actually 5'3.. I'm just saying there's no way Cally is 5'11.. more like 5'9ish

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Callahan's second goal (finally saw it) is a Highlight of the Night candidate on the Canadian Sports Centre.

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Those guys are 5'6ish.. Gionta is actually 5'3.. I'm just saying there's no way Cally is 5'11.. more like 5'9ish
seriously, I am taller than those guys?
I always thought Im pretty small for an athlete with my 58

but reading that Gionta is 53... wow!!

unless you are just joking around a little

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seriously, I am taller than those guys?
I always thought Im pretty small for an athlete with my 58

but reading that Gionta is 53... wow!!

unless you are just joking around a little
When a guy is short, they either take his height while in skates or they exaggerate.

I met Rob Ray once, he's listed at 6'0"...I towered over him and I'm 5'10".

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Lets see him string a few dozen games close to this & then we can call him a star... as of right now I see potential to be a very good player, not a star...not yet anyway.

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When a guy is short, they either take his height while in skates or they exaggerate.

I met Rob Ray once, he's listed at 6'0"...I towered over him and I'm 5'10".
im aware of that practice in the nhl, but why would they even do it?
and when does it start? in the juniors right before a player gets drafted so he might move up a spot in the ranking?
what is the point of it?

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