Player Discussion: Ryan Callahan

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  1. The Macho Man

    The Macho Man Unexpected GF% of 100%

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    Figured we could stop bumping that stinky trade thread and talk about HEART AND SOUL PLAYER RYAN CALLAHAN.

    From now on - whenever we reference HEART AND SOUL PLAYER RYAN CALLAHAN, you must refer to him as HEART AND SOUL PLAYER RYAN CALLAHAN. Anyway - what a ****ing warrior. The guy is relentless out there, and it's rubbing off on other people. Him, Flip, and Palat are just men possessed.

    To quote a movie that I know robertguess likes:

    Pay that man his money.
     
  2. Stammer Time*

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    I've gone from not even wanting him, to just hoping we don't sign him to wanting Yzerman to pay him what he wants.

    Pay the man.
     
  3. LightningStrikes

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    The guy is a beast! 18-51-24 just work so well together it's beautiful! They're so relentless on the puck carrier, tonight they totally dominated whoever was matched up against them.

    I love the phyiscal presence Callahan brings and as PA said it's rubbing off on the other players on the team. He fills so many holes this team previously had: We've gotten better defensively, in front of the net, in the corners and along the walls, on the special teams and in overall toughness.

    If he's able to keep this up give him all the money he wants!
     
  4. Glide5

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    He is a hell of a player. No way around it. But it's hard to tell if he is worth 6 years. As of right now, ya, he would be worth every penny. He brings so much leadership and ability to this team. Hope he keeps playing this way.
     
  5. Rschmitz

    Rschmitz Yzermaned

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    Reminds me of Bergenheim, similar play style. Yzerman decided not to overpay for Bergenheim's style of game, will be interesting to see if things have changed.
     
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    I don't know if we'll be able to make a Callahan extension work, but the Palat-Filppula-Callahan line looks like just an absolute pain to play against, and Cooper always talked about wanting to be tough to play against.
     
  7. Steve Yzerman

    Steve Yzerman A New Season Begins

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    Same boat.
     
  8. Mikey 48

    Mikey 48 Still D.R.E.J.

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    Quoting myself for stupidity
     
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  10. Bodi Finds the Fire

    Bodi Finds the Fire Fearless Leadership is Priceless Sponsor

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    This pretty much sums up part of Cally's game...

     
  11. Vasilevskiy

    Vasilevskiy I've many surnames

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  12. 2MinutesforGiraffing

    2MinutesforGiraffing angelsil on safari

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    Apparently on the Jersey feed last night, their guy said he had 'inside sources' who confirmed Tampa would not re-sign him. I call hogwash. If he wants to play longer in Tampa, and he's not absurd about his demands (maybe he learned his lesson?), I'd expect SFY to get it done. He adds a lot to the team and he's a good role-model for some of our younger guys. Let's just hope Callahan likes beaches and rum more than beer and decaying manufacturing sites (Buffalo).
     
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    "Pay that man his money"...quoted for truth!
     
  14. RussianGuyovich

    RussianGuyovich Hella Ennui

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    last night, HEART AND SOUL PLAYER RYAN CALLAHAN was straight up balls daddy.

    (thats a good thing)
     
  15. Steve Yzerman

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    I'm fine with giving him 6 million X 4 if we dump Malone. Hopefully Yzerman can get it to 5.5 or less. Yzerman's top priority this offseason, sign him to a friendly contract.
     
  16. Unfinished Business

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    Will try to keep it short. I remember when there was a guy I HATED. That man in 2008 I believe came to tampa. He scored more than Callahan was small but was fierce a leader and just got the JOB DONE. I hated the guy almost as much as hated the owners and the organization that was being ran here.

    We let this man with a second overall pick go for a couple of scrubs to our biggest hated rival.

    This is what everything boils down to me. These moments defining moments the sky was falling. Losing our captain in the playoff push. Leading scorer award winner just unreal was like back to the dark days.

    Yet now something is different here. Someone does a job correctly and not only do we have a semblance of hope? We still came out ahead and we might have really came ahead if we can keep this man on this team cause he is a warrior a leader a winner and a working man.

    Someone for another team I WOULD HATE. Yet when you see it daily you say oh my what a player.

    Mark Recchi is the other guy I was talking about. I hope this time we get it right and keep this player. He is the type of guy whom is needed.

    I wake up each day thanking my lucky stars to be witnessing the resurrection of this franchise. I thank everything for our LEADERS and the people running the show.

    I remember how really pitiful this team was ran once upon a dreary time.

    Everything is defined by the pieces and how those pieces correlate to the other pieces. We are witnessing imo a probable main piece of the puzzle. I hope we can keep him. I hope he signs here. He is a guy will hate for other teams but will truly love and appreciate if he is with us:)
     
  17. TampaBayLightning

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    If the bolts can sign him, this trade might go down as a win for the bolts.
     
  18. FDfranklin

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    I think 24-51-18 is an absolutely dominant line. If we can have that next season with Drouin and Stamkos on another line.. We will be a great team.

    We do need some defense though.
     
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    Absolutely am hoping Yzerman can get Callahan re signed - that Ryan likes the organization enough to want to stick around. He has been tremendous. We haven't had a line like that since the good old days of Modin-Richards-St Louis.

    Come on Yzerman...convince the guy he's right where he needs to be.
     
  20. Jacko95

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    I am pretty confident to say this is BS. This org rarely says anything specific in interviews and always go with we will see how it goes. However this time they came out right away and said they want to sign him. They don't say this without a plan in their mind. I expect SY to work some Magic and get the job done on a fair agreement for both sides. Callahan is an absolute Cooper guy and will soon wear an A (next season). IMO he will want to stay here.
     
  21. HoseEmDown

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    Recchi was 100 years old when we traded him so it was good we got something for him as we weren't gonna resign him. It was also a 2nd round pick not 2nd overall.

    If we let Cally hit the open market we will lose him, we need him locked up before then. Some team will pay him 6 plus so we need to get him signed or if we know we aren't going to, get a pick for his rights.
     
  22. Unfinished Business

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    Just stating how crappy this place was ran for awhile this is REFRESHING no matter what happens Stevie took a bad situation and might turn into gold? If not we got more than expected for where we were placed:)

    I am pretty happy.
     
  23. Bodi Finds the Fire

    Bodi Finds the Fire Fearless Leadership is Priceless Sponsor

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    GW goal tonight for Cally, but took a rare 3 penalties tonight. Not very Cally like, he usually is a smarter and cleaner player.
     
  24. The Macho Man

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    I like this guy.
     
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    To be fair to the guy that goaltender interference was a straight up make-up ******** call. He was pushed right onto him.
     

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