This trade was literally approved by the National Hockey League.
Yes, Ryan Callahan is our captain and sets the tone for hard working, sacrificing the self for the team mentality that has permeated each Rangers team since his arrival on Broadway. As an impending Unrestricted Free Agent, however, Glen Sather CAN NOT give in to the exorbitant demands of a glorified third liner.
What does Cally do well? Lays his body on the line every night, every play; blocks shots with reckless abandon; consistently leads team and league in hits; stout in all three zones, especially along boards in neutral zone to thwart enemy rushes as well as on the forecheck; unequivocal leader in locker room. He’s one of those players with great intangibles that teams covet for championship runs. These are all talents that have justified the ‘C’ on his chest and got him a spot on the USA Olympic squad (we’ll see how such talents parlay on to the bigger ice). Then why run him out of town? As an impending UFA who is searching for a long term deal for big money, you simply can not commit the 7 years and large cap hit he desires to a player who is constantly on the IR, does not put up big points, and is undersized.
For a team that was man handled and out classed by the bigger, faster Bruins in the Eastern Conference Semi’s last spring, Glen Sather has an opportunity to upgrade his club on the ice by bringing in a cheaper, younger, bigger power forward with big offensive upside in the form of Chris Stewart of St. Louis, who although has been inconsistent this season on a top team will likely benefit from a change of scenery into an offensively flowing team such as the Rangers under Alain Vigneault. Another option would be Jamie McGinn in Colorado, an even younger player who fits the same mold. Fact is, despite the Rangers’ recent surge, they’re doing it on the backs of miniature Mats Zuccarello, here and there center Derrick Brassard who has never been one to throw his body around, and the ever soft and inconsistent Benoit Pouliot. they need size and skill to go up against Boston and Pittsburgh.
Now if by some miracle Captain Cally gains rationality comes down on his demands before the trade deadline, by all means re-sign him and keep that leadership in the room. But what exactly has the leadership in the Rangers’ room ever won? At some point during the 7 year term of Henrik Lundqvist’s newly minted deal this team needs to become a champion, and as currently constructed it can easily be argued that this rangers team lacks certain tools needed to bring the elusive Stanley to MSG. Sometimes you have to give to get.
Beer and hockey just flat out go hand in hand, as you can tell by the name of this blog site. I was in the Bronx last night where the bathroom lines were long as fuck and the beer lines were even longer, and I’dbe lying if i told you it didn’t cross my mind to leak out all over the house that Steinbrunner’s dough built. Everyone pregamed hard as both Stan’s and Billy’s were unmanageably packed and clearly this dude takes the cake as the drunkest guy in the stadium. Clearly it was pretty damn cold too. Bro, clean it up, at least turn the other way so you’re not sunning literally 50,000 onlookers.
PS Rangers pajama pants chick is likely a smoke
I don’t know if this was some sorta weird rookie hazing thing or if Nate straight up dresses like a chick on the reg. Either way I’m just gonna leave this right here.
The Calder Trophy rookie of the year award race is heating up with Kreider, Seth Jones and your boy/possible female McKinnon doin the damn thing on the ice, but apparently off it lord knows what the hells goin on. Theo Fleury played in Denver for a lil bit so maybe his penchant for derelict shemale establishments have lingered in the area. Although it is Colorado, so chances are the team got high as shit one night and just dolled him up.
PS Nate looks like a fuckin weird ass rubber sex doll