On 98.7 ESPN Radio last night, Dave Maloney gave his thoughts on what he thought would happen by the trade deadline and whether the Rangers lineup would look different on Wednesday night.
Maloney said, "I don't think there will be a major difference. I don't think it makes sense to trade Ryan Callahan unless you can get a body that you can put in the lineup and play the 18-20 minutes that Callahan will give you on the PP, PK and let alone his influence. You can't replace that. You let it ride out because if you lose him now you won't get anything back for him, you will have to replace him in the FA market. You ride it out, give yourself a chance, maybe cooler heads prevail and things go on otherwise you will need to replace him in the FA market. I don't think, and the Rangers are not in position to make a multi-player deal. You can't panic because of these two games, there is a good chemistry going, a good locker room going, the coaches have an even-keel look."
Larry Brooks writes that the Rangers can't get rid of Callahan for "50 cents on the dollar" and if he is moved the Rangers must get a legit NHL player and either a "prime prospect" or a high draft pick. (NY Post)