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Scott Burnside of ESPN hedl an online chat today... Realistic expectations for my Bolts this year? How far can they go, will Stamkos get 60 goals, is Drouin as good as they say, will Bishop have another great season, and finally how about some love for the most underrated Dman my man Victor Hedman. Thanks Scotty muah!!! Scott Burnside  No question the Lightning are the...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers To Name Ryan McDonagh Team Captain

The New York Rangers have been without a captain since trading Ryan Callahan to the Tampa Bay Lightning but that soon might change. According to reports, Alain Vigneault will announce defender Ryan McDonagh as the new recipient of the “C” at his first press conference of the season. McDonagh said on Friday that he’s ready to accept the responsibility. “I think I’ve progressed...
Via Geeks and Cleats
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Great Debate: Who is the next Rangers Captain?

Loads of armchair GM’s have had one thought on the backburner of their mind since Ryan Callahan was traded last March: who will be the next captain? Instead of instantly naming a new captain, a move which the Lightning made immediately upon the captain-for-captain swap of Callahan for Martin St. Louis, the Rangers simply promoted […] The post The Great Debate: Who is the next...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Six Candidates To Become The Rangers 27th Captain

Now that the Rangers roster is rounding into shape, the next biggest question is who’s going to lead this team? After trading away Ryan Callahan last March, the Rangers decided to go with three alternate captains instead of naming a new captain for the remainder of the season. During the Rangers run to the Stanley Cup Final, Brad Richards took on the role of de facto captain, but...
Via NY Rangers Blog
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Callahan Helped Bring Boyle & Stralman to Tampa

After being traded to the Lightning, Ryan Callahan provided veteran leadership and his patented hard-nosed style to a Tampa team in need of both. Apparently, Callahan has also become a valuable scout as he offered useful information on Brian Boyle and Anton Stralman that GM Steve Yzerman used before deciding to sign both former Ranger players (TBO)… “We got (Callahan’s) thoughts...
Via NY Rangers Blog
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Callahan signs six-year extension with Lightning

Ryan Callahan is now the second highest-paid player on the Lightning. (Associated Press File Photo) The Tampa Bay Lightning are widely respected for having one of the deepest pools of young players in the NHL. On Wednesday, the Lightning locked up a veteran they hope will lead the way to that promising future ahead. While many assumed Ryan Callahan would seek a large payday in free...
Via Around The Rink
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Lightning Sign Ryan Callahan to a New Six-Year Deal

Ryan Callahan was trade from New York to Tampa Bay at the trade deadline this past March – Mandatory Credit: Mike Carlson/Getty Images The sun is certainly shining down on Ryan Callahan. According to ESPN.com NHL writer Pierre LeBrun, the Tampa Bay Lightning have reportedly given Callahan a new six-year deal worth $34.8 million, and has an average annual value of $5.8 million to...
Via The Sports Journal
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning sign Ryan Callahan to six-year contract

The Tampa Bay Lightning signed forward Ryan Callahan to a six-year contract on Wednesday. According to multiple media reports the deal is for $34.8 million, or an average annual value of $5.8 million. “We are pleased to announce that we’ve reached an agreement on a six-year contract extension with Ryan,” Yzerman said. “He’s proven to be a fierce competitor and outstanding...
Via Sports-Glory
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Callahan Re-Ups in Tampa Bay

News started to leak out around midnight on Wednesday morning that Ryan Callahan and the Tampa Bay Lightning had come to a contract agreement. The ex-Rangers captain will now remain with the Lightning long-term, signing a 6 year, just short of $35 million dollar contract. The cap breakdown comes out to a $5.8 million dollar hit each season for Stevie Y and the Lightning. The salary...
Via Save By Richter
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Callahan, Tampa Bay Lightning Agree On Six-Year Contract

Ryan Callahan couldn’t get a new contract squared away in New York, so the Rangers traded their captain to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bolts gave him the contract he desired on Tuesday morning. The Lightning announced Tuesday that re-signed Callahan to a six-year contract. The new deal is worth a reported $34.8 million, according to multiple reports. That works out a $5.8 million...
Via NESN.com
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning sign forward Ryan Callahan to six-year contract

TAMPA, Fla. – Ryan Callahan will call Tampa Bay home for many years to come. The Tampa Bay Lightning signed the veteran forward to a six-year contract, the team announced Wednesday morning. The deal is worth a reported annual average of $5.8 million with a partial no-trade clause. "I couldn’t be happier to be part of the Tampa Bay Lightning organization for the next six...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Callahan Signs Extension With Lightning; Rangers to Receive Second Round Pick

In a very surprising development, Ryan Callahan has decided forego free agency and instead signed an extension to stay in Tampa Bay… Haven’t nailed down the precise terms of Ryan Callahan’s #TBLightning extension. Believed to be longer than five years at roughly $5.5M AAV. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 25, 2014 Because Callahan has re-signed with Tampa, the Rangers...
Via NY Rangers Blog
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Latest On The Ryan Callahan Contract Talks In Tampa

from Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman remains hopeful he can sign veteran wing Ryan Callahan before he becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1st. But while agent Steve Bartlett says both sides have made progress in recent weeks, they don't appear close to an agreement. "It's at a critical stage where we have to...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning Rumors: Tampa Bay's contract talks with Callahan continue

There's mutual interest between Ryan Callahan and the Tampa Bay Lightning, but how close are they?By Michael Miller via Wikimedia CommonsGM Steve Yzerman said, "We still have some time." Which is true, but the tenor of Joe Smith's and James O'Brien's coverage appears to be optimistic. Steve Yzerman said Friday he's had "really good discussions....
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Yzerman On The Ryan Callahan Contract Talks

from Joe Smith of Lightning Strikes at the Tampa Bay Times, Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said Friday he's had "really good discussions" with Ryan Callahan's camp and is still hopeful to sign the veteran forward before he becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1. "We still have some time," Yzerman said. "We'd really like to...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning "hopeful" to sign Callahan; Lindback still in mix

Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said Friday he's had "really good discussions" with Ryan Callahan's camp and is still hopeful to sign the veteran forward before he becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1. "We still have some time," Yzerman said. "We'd really like to keep Ryan in the organization, and we're going to continue to work...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Callahan may test free agency

Ryan Callahan’s trade from the New York Rangers to the Tampa Bay Lightning was one of the biggest moves of the 2013-14 season. Based on Martin St. Louis’ performance for the Rangers following the trade and Callahan’s vanishing act in the playoffs, some may argue it was one of the weakest trades the Lighting have made in recent memory. Still, Lightning fans may feel better about...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Callahan may test free agency

Ryan Callahan’s trade from the New York Rangers to the Tampa Bay Lightning was one of the biggest moves of the 2013-14 season. Based on Martin St. Louis’ performance for the Rangers following the trade and Callahan’s vanishing act in the playoffs, some may argue it was one of the weakest trades the Lighting have made in recent memory. Still, Lightning fans may feel better about...
Via Bloguin Best
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Callahan and Lightning still negotiating, will be a free agent

It comes as no surprise, but Ryan Callahan and the Tampa Bay Lightning are not going to come to an agreement prior to free agency. According to Renaud Lavoie, the Lightning and Callahan will continue to negotiate, but it appears a deal won’t be completed prior to free agency. Callahan’s $7M per for 7 year demand with the Rangers was pure insanity. The number and term eventually...
Via Save By Richter
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

A monumental day in Rangers history, the day Callahan was traded for St. Louis

March 5, 2014 will go down as one of the most monumental days in Rangers history. It was the day Glen Sather traded Ryan Callahan and two first round picks to the Lightning for Martin St. Louis. It was an absolute bombshell of a trade necessitated by Callahan’s outrageous contract demands and St. Louis’ desire to wear Rangers blue. It was a rare perfect storm for the Rangers...
Via Save By Richter
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Should Sign Ryan Callahan

The New York Islanders have already started what should be an aggressive offseason by trading a 4th round pick to the Capitals for negotiating rights to goalie Jaroslav Halak, who is currently unsigned. If the Islanders sign Halak to a deal that would cross major need off their off-season list. Another need the Islanders have is a top-six winger. One option the Islanders should...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Callahan open to staying with Lightning, considering options

The Tampa Bay Lightning earned the dishonorable distinction of being the first team booted from the Stanley Cup playoffs, swept in four games by the Montreal Canadiens. It's not exactly how they had envisioned their postseason, of course. But with the quick exit also means they can quickly turn their attention toward next season and join the non-playoff teams in planning for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Flash Points: Lightning pushed to brink with Game 3 loss to Canadiens

The Bolts are on the brink. Are the officials to blame? It will be convenient for some to point to a disallowed goal from winger Ryan Callahan in the second period Sunday as the reason the Tampa Bay Lightning lost 3-2 and fell behind 3-0 in their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series against the Montreal Canadiens. In front of a charged crowd at Bell Centre, Callahan appeared to...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning Interested in Re-Signing Callahan

When Ryan Callahan was shipped off to Tampa at the trade deadline for Martin St. Louis, I don’t think many us thought he’d end up re-signing with the Lightning this offseason. But the marriage down on the west coast of Florida seems to be going better than anticipated as Callahan has produced at a frenzied clip with a combined six goals and four assists in the 14 games since...
Via NY Rangers Blog
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Callahan staying in Tampa?

The Tampa Bay Lightning made it clear to Ryan Callahan’s camp that they want the player past this season. The pending UFA's agent, the veteran Steve Bartlett, told ESPN.com Tuesday that he chatted with Steve Yzerman in Buffalo over the past weekend, at which point the Bolts GM made it clear they'd like to talk extension after the season. Yzerman, also reached Tuesday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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