2:29PM: "Ryan Callahan is an excellent hockey player, he just isn’t one that should command $7 million per year. Maybe he gets that on the open market, I would be absolutely jaw drop shocked if that were the case but we have seen some crazy signings in free agency in the past." (Darren Dreger on TSN 1260)
He adds "the numbers don't add up, they don't make sense from a Rangers perspective. The info I have been getting and it remains consistent is that Callahan is 99% gone, you always hold that small percentage that he caves and says he wants to stay with the Rangers."
2:17PM: Ryan Callahan's agent Steve Bartlett says that he has spoken with the Rangers a few times this week and plans to do so again in the next day or so. (Pierre LeBrun)
Bartlett said that the lines of communication with the Rangers will remain open. (ESPN.com)
- Callahan's agent has said this week that he doesn't believe he and Callahan are asking the Rangers for anything they won't eventually get.