Found March 28, 2014 on Fox Sports Florida:
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TAMPA, Fla. -- Ryan Callahan is a mucker. That's the word Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper used Thursday morning to describe his new winger. Callahan can play by the boards. He can scrap near the net. He can score the dirty goals that, in these closing weeks of the regular season, mean the difference between zero points and two. "Mucker" sounds about right for Callahan. It brings to mind someone sloshing through a swampy lagoon as part of a day's work. It's no label for the meek. Callahan, all 5-foot-11, 190 pounds of him, is a man's man on the ice, and the Lightning should wonder where they would be without him. "He's a piece of the puzzle we needed," Cooper said. "I think anybody who looked at our team saw a pretty skilled, fast team. He brings another element to us." The math is simple: Callahan, the former New York Rangers captain, joined Tampa Bay as part of the Marty St. Louis trade March 5. Since then, the Lightning have e...
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