While Ryan Callahan has been involved with a ton of action on the ice, apparently his agent hasn't been so lucky off of it, as Jeff Klein and Stu Hackel at the New York Times report that the Ranger captain's agent Steve Bartlett has not talked to Glen Sather or any other general managers recently.
Callahan's contract demands are reportedly in the seven-year, $47 million dollar range. The Rangers have allowed Callahan to speak with other teams about a new contract.
…Callahan is a heart and soul player, but his performance during these Olympics has proved he's not an elite talent and is grossly over-valuing himself.
…as I've stated all along, I'd love to have the guy back, but Sather is out of his mind if he gives Callahan anything close to the ridiculous asking price.
Meanwhile, Larry Brooks at the New York Post has found a replacement on the right side should Sather trade Dan Girardi…it's Ryan McDonagh.
Yes, Brooks feels that McDonagh's outstanding performance on the right side of Ryan Suter during Team USA's shootout victory vs. Russia yesterday means that Vigneault should move the 24-year old defenseman to his off side and bump Marc Staal up to the first pair.
…oh Brooksie, you're so cute. Then, maybe Sather can coax Leetch out of retirement to fill Staal's place on the second pairing. Makes sense to me.