Still don’t think he’s going anywhere
Last night, news broke that TSN’s Bob McKenzie joined the discussion about the possibility of trading Ryan Callahan. While McKenzie did not specifically state Cally would be traded, he alluded to the fact that he will either re-sign or be dealt by the trade deadline. I am sticking to my prediction that Cally re-signs, but when McKenzie says there’s a chance Cally will be traded, you listen.
I again need to be on record: A team that is in the thick of things in the conference –and has a legitimate shot at representing the Eastern Conference this May/June– doesn’t trade their captain. It doesn’t happen. That said, McKenzie’s comments had shifted things, and for the sake of argument, there are 29 teams that could use Cally’s services. So let’s go through these possibilities.
The Rangers (likely) aren’t trading Cally to an Eastern Conference foe. They won’t deal him to a team from the East that is going to make the playoffs. Any team that is out of