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New York Rangers reportedly 99% guranteed to trade Ryan Callahan

We don’t see a team int he playoff hunt trade away their captain very often, but Ryan Callahan is almost guaranteed to be dealt away from the New York Rangers before the March 5 trade deadline. This according to TSN’s insider, Darren Dreger.

As the Winter Games started up in Sochi, it became clear that the Blueshirts tried to trade Callahan to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Martin St. Louis, but nothing came of those discussions.

Close but no cigar. That doesn’t mean that the Rangers are done trying to deal Callahan though, who is reportedly asking for more than $6.5 million a year on his next contract.

Since Callahan won’t come down in his demands, the Rangers have little choice but to deal him to another contender. It seems almost certain that he’ll be shipped out of town within the next week or so, according to Dreger.

There’s still a little bit of time for the two sides to work out a deal, but unless Callahan backs off of his demands, he won’t be able to stay in New York.

Tags: New York NHL NHL Trade Rumors Ryan Callahan

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