In the end, Ryan Callahan said he still saw himself as a Ranger.
The Blueshirts’ former captain spoke to WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Wednesday afternoon and said he never thought about calling another city home until the trade with Tampa Bay for Martin St. Louis was actually made.
This came in during Thursday night’s broadcast, information from TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger about the uncertain fate of Nail Yakupov on the Edmonton Oilers.
If you want to get some good returns on the Vancouver Canucks with price per head bookmaking, now must be the time. Just when you think that the only way they can go is up, they manage to dig themselves into an even deeper hole, and the pay per head sportsbook will be offering odds longer than the dwindling queues at the turnstiles. Their loss to the New York Islanders, playing no less that seven rookies, was a punishing twelfth defeat out of fourteen matches. Conceding all seven goals in the third period left even their coach John Tortorella as confused as everyone else as to why they have performed so badly recently. This is a team that are still only six points off the final playoff spot, but have they now got any hope of a way back in?
Many players could be shuffling out of Buffalo, including defensemen Christian Ehrhoff and Tyler Myers and forwards Chris Stewart and Drew Stafford.
Capitals GM George McPhee is in the last year of his contract, so this season’s outcome could decide his future in Washington. Jaroslav Halak did his part by winning his first game since arriving from Buffalo in a trade.
Canuck rumour I: That the Aquilini family forced Tortorella on Gillis. Verdict: Skeptical. The choice came down to Tortorella or John Stevens, whose name you are going to hear a lot for any openings this summer. I believe there was an agreement to go with the more experienced candidate.