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kodos wrote:Okay, so Callahan is an UFA after this year and is apparently seeking 6 years at 7 million per. And he's having a bad year.
It makes more sense now. Callahan and Backes are similar enough that I don't think we'd want to pay him that kind of money.
kodos wrote:They would get a year and a half out of Stewart. He's signed through next year.
Plus, he would probably be all fired up and score like 20 goals in the last 20 games.
glen a richter wrote:I mentioned this to a colleague who is a Rangers fan (and also, strangely enough, an Islanders fan and a Bruins fan... pick one, dude) and he said that he honestly doesn't see Callahan's overall value to the Rangers. That there's cheaper options in Hartford who will do the same exact job. He might just be preparing himself emotionally for the inevitable loss of Cally, or he might actually honestly believe that. In any event, I don't buy it. He's a clear upgrade over Stewart, imo. If the trade starts getting crazy and more bodies have to go to the Rangers then no franking way. But if it could be Stewart and maybe a conditional draft pick, then absolutely.
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