Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 10/23/14

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 3: Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers raises his hands in celebration after a second period goal against the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden on October 3, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)
Eklund over at Hockey Buzz wonders if Ryan Callahan has become the predominant captain in the NHL..."Callahan is a phenomenal leader by example, who cares about one thing and one thing only: the success of the New York Rangers. The team's over-achievement so far this season is certainly owed in large part to its outstanding goaltending and defense, but I think you should also look at the leadership Callahan has provided in a high-pressure atmosphere with a head coach whose intensity has been known to burn out some of his less mentally tough and resilient players."Eklund adds that Callahan is absolutely the perfect captain to personify the type of team that John Tortorella has forged....while I usually despise Eklund for his ridiculous trade rumors, he hits the nail on the head with this one....when the entire team takes on the characteristics of its captain you know he's doing a phenomenal great job....by the time Callahan retires as captain of the Rangers, I have ...
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