Rangers Would Have to Get Roster Player In Return for Callahan or Girardi

Scott Cullen at TSN says because the Rangers look like a contender in the Eastern Conference they would have to get roster players in return for any trade involving Ryan Callahan and/or Dan Girardi since a playoff team can't justify dealing prominent players for no immediate help.

Glen Sather is reportedly still committed to trading the two home grown Rangers if they can't agree on an extension by the March 5th trade deadline.

…i'm not sure I agree with Cullen. The return package for either Cally or Girardi will depend on the direction Sather wants to take this team. If he's not confident in the team's chance this season then he'll attempt to get as many first round picks and top prospects as possible. However, if Sather thinks the Rangers have legit Stanley Cup aspirations, then yes, I can see him trying to replace the two for a playoff run if he can't get them re-signed.

…despite the crazy numbers flying around and the trade threats, I still can't envision Sather trading these two guys. I think they'll both ultimately re-sign. Having said that, don't underestimate Sather at the trade deadline.

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