Originally posted on Sports Rumor Alert  |  Last updated 3/12/14
Simply put, Marc Staal doesn't want to go through what now former teammate Ryan Callahan went through, an exaggerated and elongated contract negotiation.By Nyr3188 via Wikimedia Commons"You can say all you want that it's not on your mind and it's not a distraction, but it's something that has to weigh on you," Staal told the New York Post. "For me, the contract situation is definitely something I would like to take care of over the summer," the star defenceman said, who has one season at $3.975 million left after this. "That's the goal, but that also has to be the way management looks at it, too, in order to get it done.Including Staal, the Rangers have 11 other players conscripted for next season who'll cost just north of $53 million. What might it cost to re-sing the alternate captain? No figures have been released by other side, but it would be reasonable to suspect that something more than five million and less than seven million per season for five to seven seasons. And perhaps...
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