Was it difficult going through the process of the trade, "the whole process was tough. You are trying to play and be a captain and you have contract talks going on throughout, that were in the media mostly. Everything that was going on was being broadcast through the media and it's tough to put that out of your head and play. I found that once the trade happened and I was settled in Tampa, things calmed down, Steve Yzerman and the organization was great for me. They said we would talk at the end of the year and it eased my mind."
Callahan played a role in Tampa signing both Boyle and Anton Stralman.