The trade deadline is now less than three days away, and Ryan Callahan is still a Ranger. But will this be his final game in a Blueshirt? You keep hearing that Glen Sather might be willing to go six years and slightly above $6M per, and wondering if even that’s too much. And wondering if Callahan would come down off that seventh year demand and re-sign.
The other possibility, of course, is that no team other than perhaps Buffalo will go near Callahan’s demands, and since Buffalo is in no position to trade assets for him now, that Sather will not be able to get a good enough return for Callahan and thus decide to keep him for the final 20 games plus playoffs.
At any rate, Callahan is expected to be in the lineup tonight.
Both teams come off losses Saturday, the Bruins losing at home to the Capitals (their third loss in the last four games), the Rangers’ slop-fest in Philadelphia (their second loss in eight).
Henrik Lundqvist starts in goal again off a less-than-stellar game in Philadelphia. Derek Dorsett will be prucha’d. Alain Vigneault said he needs to get his timing back with some practices after missing seven weeks, and didn’t want to play him back-to-back.
So Dominic Moore, prucha’d on Saturday, goes back into the lineup. The other possible change is on defense where Anton Stralman had a woeful game Saturday and was demoted to the third pair with John Moore, while Kevin Klein moved up to the second pair. Vigneault said he was unsure if Stralman would start the game with Marc Staal or with John Moore.
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Planning a Live Chat Monday or Tuesday — leaning toward Tuesday because it’s closer to the deadline and maybe we’ll have a better picture by then. What do you think? Any preference?