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Buy cheap online viagra viagra President/GM Glen Sather biggest decision does not center on what direction his team will take in preparation for its run to a playoff spot in 2014. Buy cheap online viagra viagra Rather, buy cheap online viagra viagra Sather has to decide what direction the franchise will take following this season as he contemplates the future of Ryan Callahan.

Buy cheap online viagra viagra In a perfect world where salary caps are as real as unicorns, buy cheap online viagra viagra the Rangers would do what they always used to do – throw money at a problem and hope all that is right with the world.

Buy cheap online viagra viagra Since we do not live in a perfect world, buy cheap online viagra viagra Sather has to do what is best for the franchise. Buy cheap online viagra viagra Slats can’t afford to let Callahan remain unsigned and remain with the Rangers beyond the trade deadline – thus running the risk of losing Callahan for nothing.

Buy cheap online viagra viagra For those fans who question how could the Rangers trade their captain, buy cheap online viagra viagra this is the same GM who traded Brian Leetch to Toronto and this is the same franchise that let Mark Messier skate out the door because MSG President Dave Checketts asked “How long do I have to keep paying for the Stanley Cup?”

Buy cheap online viagra viagra Ironically enough, buy cheap online viagra viagra today (March 3) is the 10th anniversary of Sather dealing Leetch to the Maple Leafs.

Buy cheap online viagra viagra Fans demand to know what happened to loyalty – and they do have a point. Buy cheap online viagra viagra However, buy cheap online viagra viagra loyalty is also a two-way street.

Buy cheap online viagra viagra Early reports have Callahan and his agent Steve Bartlett looking for a seven-year deal in the neighborhood of $6.5-$7.0 million per season – a figure that Bartlett calls a “discount” compared to what Cally could get on the open market as an UFA.

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Buy cheap online viagra viagra Put aside that it is Ryan Callahan we are talking about and ask yourself this question. Buy cheap online viagra viagra How would you react if the Rangers signed a 29-year-old two-way forward to a seven-year $49 million deal who has a history of injuries because of his style of play – and said forward had never scored 30 goals?

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Buy cheap online viagra viagra The first thaw in the nuclear winter arose when the Rangers appeared willing to go to a sixth-year on a package that would total $36 million.

Buy cheap online viagra viagra It seems that the Callahan Camp has backed off their “seven-and-seven” stance and is willing to sign a six-year deal in the neighborhood of $37-$39 million according to Kevin Oklobzija of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

Buy cheap online viagra viagra For his part Callahan has been saying all the right things.

Buy cheap online viagra viagra “[The deadline] has obviously been on my mind, buy cheap online viagra viagra that’s no secret, buy cheap online viagra viagra but I didn’t look at it like that, buy cheap online viagra viagra” Callahan told Larry Brooks of the NY Post. Buy cheap online viagra viagra “My heart is here.”

Buy cheap online viagra viagra Given that Dustin Brown, buy cheap online viagra viagra a similar type player to Callahan, buy cheap online viagra viagra signed an eight-year deal that kicks in next year that represents an annual Salary Cap hit of $5.875 million, buy cheap online viagra viagra it appears that the Rangers offer is more in line with comparable NHL contracts.

Buy cheap online viagra viagra There should be enough room to get a six-year deal at an average annual value of $6.25 million per season with a no-trade clause for the first couple of years.

Buy cheap online viagra viagra While Callahan might join Girardi in the six-year contract club, buy cheap online viagra viagra I am not so sure he will get a similar no-trade/no-movement deal. Buy cheap online viagra viagra Rick Carpiniello of the Journal News has long contended that the first 3-4 years of a multi-year deal with Callahan would be a plus for the Rangers, buy cheap online viagra viagra but the final 3-4 years would be a problem. Buy cheap online viagra viagra Odds are the Blueshirts would want some flexibility to move Callahan should his hard-charging ways erode the captain’s skills.

Buy cheap online viagra viagra The reactions from Ranger fans vary from person to person. Buy cheap online viagra viagra They go from one extreme of trade them both to do anything you can to sign their captain – with all sorts of options in between. Buy cheap online viagra viagra One option that is espoused is one that is not really an option – ride out the rest of the season and if he doesn’t sign use the salary savings to bring in replacements. Buy cheap online viagra viagra That option also includes the Rangers buying out the remainder of Brad Richards’ contract.

Buy cheap online viagra viagra There are two problems with that course of action. Buy cheap online viagra viagra The first problem of keeping the status quo and letting the Callahan situation play out is that the Rangers are not strong enough Stanley Cup contenders this year to roll the dice and run the risk of losing a valuable player for nothing. Buy cheap online viagra viagra Go ask the New Jersey Devils how easy is to have to continue to rebound from losing players to free agency.

Buy cheap online viagra viagra The second problem is that people assume the Rangers will be able to bring in replacements for Callahan and Richards at similar contract figures. Buy cheap online viagra viagra Besides, buy cheap online viagra viagra it always seems that the Rangers have to overpay free agents because they are the New York Rangers and they can afford to do so. Buy cheap online viagra viagra After all, buy cheap online viagra viagra it only takes one team to make one crazy contract offer (see Toronto and David Clarkson) to wreak havoc with free agency.

Buy cheap online viagra viagra Joe Micheletti spoke with WFAN’s Mike Francesa and outlined his take on the general feeling among NHL.

Buy cheap online viagra viagra “I think it’s what we are seeing around the NHL. Buy cheap online viagra viagra The different GMs I have talked to regarding their free agents, buy cheap online viagra viagra it’s almost become common place that GMs do not want to let players walk, buy cheap online viagra viagra especially top players without getting something in return, buy cheap online viagra viagra” Micheletti explained.

Buy cheap online viagra viagra “You look at the Devils, buy cheap online viagra viagra they lose Zach Parise to free agency and get nothing and then David Clarkson. Buy cheap online viagra viagra Most of the people I am talking to, buy cheap online viagra viagra unless they feel they can win the Stanley Cup this year, buy cheap online viagra viagra throughout the leagues want to get something in return.”

Buy cheap online viagra viagra Of course the question is what would/could the Rangers get in return if they decide to move Callahan. Buy cheap online viagra viagra You would have to figure the Rangers would want more than just draft picks and/or prospects. Buy cheap online viagra viagra Sather would need NHL proven players in addition to picks and/or prospects because he is not about to punt the rest of the season.

Buy cheap online viagra viagra We have all seen the rumors involving a swap of captains with Tampa Bay. Buy cheap online viagra viagra While replacing a 28-year-old with a 38-year-old seems akin to trading for Marcel Dionne, buy cheap online viagra viagra there are some differences. Buy cheap online viagra viagra St. Buy cheap online viagra viagra Louis is still playing a high level of hockey and should have had a bigger part (from the beginning) on the Canadian Olympic Team. Buy cheap online viagra viagra Also while Callahan might be 28, buy cheap online viagra viagra he is also an old 28 based on his kamikaze-like style of play.

Buy cheap online viagra viagra Quite frankly, buy cheap online viagra viagra the Rangers might be able to steal the Lightning’s thunder and get St. Buy cheap online viagra viagra Louis for less than market value. Buy cheap online viagra viagra St. Buy cheap online viagra viagra Louis, buy cheap online viagra viagra who has a home in Greenwich, buy cheap online viagra viagra has a no-trade clause and pretty much has told Lightning GM Steve Yzerman that he will only accept a deal to the Rangers.

Buy cheap online viagra viagra While Yzerman is under no pressure to trade St. Buy cheap online viagra viagra Louis at this time, buy cheap online viagra viagra the GM will be in the same position as Sather come next year as St. Buy cheap online viagra viagra Louis enters the final year of his contract.

Buy cheap online viagra viagra The question then becomes would Sather be willing to move some prospects and/or draft picks to bring in St. Buy cheap online viagra viagra Louis? If he does, buy cheap online viagra viagra how deep into the prospect pool does Slats go? Is J.T. Buy cheap online viagra viagra Miller’s recall an audition for the Lightning?

Buy cheap online viagra viagra If the Rangers and Lightning agreed to a deal, buy cheap online viagra viagra the Blueshirts have enough cap space to take on St. Buy cheap online viagra viagra Louis’ contract ($5.625 million), buy cheap online viagra viagra but it does raise the specter of something Ranger fans fear. Buy cheap online viagra viagra If Sather does acquire St. Buy cheap online viagra viagra Louis does that mean Richards survives the buyout purge for another year?

Buy cheap online viagra viagra As much as I would love to add St. Buy cheap online viagra viagra Louis, buy cheap online viagra viagra I am not so sure I want to do it at the price of the cap hell the Rangers could face if Richards is not bought out.

Buy cheap online viagra viagra Recent rumors out of the Pacific Northwest could factor into the Callahan saga. Buy cheap online viagra viagra Conflicting reports out of Vancouver say that Ryan Kesler has asked to be traded – a request that GM Mike Gillis says is false.

Buy cheap online viagra viagra Bob McKenzie of TSN said Vancouver is not “aggressively shopping” Kesler, buy cheap online viagra viagra but they are “aggressively listening” to offers. Buy cheap online viagra viagra Since Kesler has a no-movement clause, buy cheap online viagra viagra he is in control of where he might go.

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Buy cheap online viagra viagra My concern is that if the Rangers don’t look into acquiring Kesler, buy cheap online viagra viagra the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins might.

Buy cheap online viagra viagra However, buy cheap online viagra viagra it is unlikely Vancouver would want to bring in Callahan – despite what John Tortorella thinks. Buy cheap online viagra viagra McKenzie stated that the Canucks want a center in his mid-20s – someone like Columbus’ Ryan Johansson or the Rangers Derek Stepan.

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Buy cheap online viagra viagra Glen Sather has no one to blame but himself for the predicament he is in. Buy cheap online viagra viagra He was correct in getting Henrik Lundqvist’s deal done first because The King is the face and the backbone of the franchise. Buy cheap online viagra viagra

Buy cheap online viagra viagra The problem is that he wasted too much time getting that deal done. Buy cheap online viagra viagra As a result, buy cheap online viagra viagra he delayed settling the contract talks with Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi. Buy cheap online viagra viagra Toss in the uncertainty over future salary caps and the looming decision on Brad Richards and you have a New York Rangers team in flux as we re-start the NHL season.

Buy cheap online viagra viagra Rather than trying to capitalize on the team’s strong finish prior to the Olympic break, buy cheap online viagra viagra the post-Olympic Rangers are faced with an unsettling situation of the unknown. Buy cheap online viagra viagra It is also a situation that needs to be addressed sooner rather than later because the Rangers run the risk of having any potential deal for Callahan blow up in their faces if either player gets hurt – and knowing the Blueshirts luck – you know that would be the case.

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Buy cheap online viagra viagra Sather needs to make a decision on Callahan sooner rather than later. Buy cheap online viagra viagra The contract talks can’t linger on until Wednesday because Slats will need that time to focus on making deals to strengthen the Rangers potential playoff run.

Buy cheap online viagra viagra The lost weekend shows that the Blueshirts could still use some players who have what Tortorella referred to as “jam”. Buy cheap online viagra viagra The Rangers don’t have to make a splash and bring in St. Buy cheap online viagra viagra Louis. Buy cheap online viagra viagra Rather, buy cheap online viagra viagra Sather might be better off following Smith’s example in 1994 and bring “foot soldiers” like Craig MacTavish, buy cheap online viagra viagra Stephane Matteau and Brian Noonan. Buy cheap online viagra viagra

Buy cheap online viagra viagra The main difference is that Sather can’t gamble like Smith did twenty years ago because the Rangers are not as close to a Cup now as they were then and to mortgage the future would be insane.

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