Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 3/5/12
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 a feeling he'll have given Messier a run for his money as best Rangers captain ever.

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