Rangers get no traction on Callahan-St. Louis swap: sources

Reigning Art Ross Trophy winner and Canadian gold medal winner Martin St. Louis’ name has been in and out of play with the Rangers since Jan. 7, when he was bypassed by Team Canada (and Tampa Bay) general manager Steve Yzerman for his country’s Olympic roster, but no trade is pending that would bring the 38-year-old winger to New York, sources have told The Post.

Blueshirts’ general manager Glen Sather has inquired about a potential swap of team captains in which pending free agent Ryan Callahan would go to the Lightning in exchange for St. Louis, but Yzerman’s absolute lack of interest in dealing his leading scorer in exchange for a rental property has been made clear to the Rangers.

The Rangers have made no progress whatsoever in bridging the gap regarding a contract extension with Callahan, who is due in New York on Monday on his return trip from Sochi. His asking price of seven years at approximately $6.75 million per year is believed well beyond what the Lightning would be willing to pay to keep him from hitting the open market.


3 Responses to Rangers get no traction on Callahan-St. Louis swap: sources

  1. lafleur10 says:

    i don’t know if the lightning will try st.louis …i guess anything’s possible but what could they get for him? i don’t think callahan would be nearly enough if i was yzerman i’d ask for stepan +

    • Callahan is not enough that’s why the trade hasn’t been made. Of course, I don’t think he wants to be traded anymore as this was prior to being left the Olympic team.

      Stepan + wouldn’t work from the rangers. We can’t afford that.

  2. lafleur10 says:

    well i don’t think you get st.louis without giving up stepan i can’t see callahan being nearly enough even him packaged with stuff however your a rangers fan and if sather can(and most likely) will find away to fleece yzerman he’ll do it

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