Player Discussion: Ryan Callahan

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  1. The Macho Man

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    Somehow I think we'll manage without his 5.8m contract on the books. Also realize that only 4 of the 7 goals he scored all season+playoffs actually had a goalie in net.
     
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    The Macho Man Unexpected GF% of 100%

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    How is using stats and his contract #s "trolling"? Facts bothering you isn't trolling.
     
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    I love Cally and he showed more heart than any player on this roster but he doesnt score and he costs almost 6 mil a year. Thats a lot for a 4th line role player. If SY wants to trade him I dont blame him. If he wants to keep him I dont blame him either.
     
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    Johnson took a lot of heat for not stepping up these playoffs, and Callahan got praise for his efforts.

    Then you realize it's because his bar was to be a 4th liner and he actually makes more money then Johnson and if judging by contract value he was a huge disappointment, 2nd highest paid forward on the team.
     
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  5. AlwaysSunnyInTampa

    AlwaysSunnyInTampa IT'S UNDER 9000!!!!

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    I'm torn on Callahan. Business is business. I'll be shocked if he finishes out his whole deal here
     
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    Stevie is stuck with Callahan nobody wants that contract for sure. If Callahan was making 3 million a season I’d love him but he makes 5.8 per year and can’t crack 10 goals a season now.
     
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    Maybe wait and see how he looks after surgery, and a summer to heal? I dunno. I mean, I'm not holding my breath, but considering everything else he brings, even just a little offense from him changes things somewhat regarding his contract.
     
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    This is said every year? He was 100% going into this season and still had the result he had. Yes he injured something part way, but he will always injure something with his playstyle and if he can't play that playstyle he's completely useless.

     
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    Still All In Plz stop pucks

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    Nevermind buying him out, you can only anchor that shoulder so many times before you have to retire.
     
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    We do say that every year. And he does get injured the way he plays. But I still think that the only major issue this year was his lack of production. Maybe it's gone for good, who knows? He seemed a little snakebitten, but it never went away, so I'm not sure.

    I mean, his contract's bad. I get it. But I feel like he's earned at least another shot at the start of next year based on his playoffs. Not saying that what he brought was worth $6 mil, but what he brought was really important. And if he can just produce a little more it's not so unbearable given everything else he brings.

    Maybe we should let him take over for Bowness? Lol. I'm only half kidding. I actually think he's got the hockey smarts to make a good coach.
     
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    This. There's no easy way out on this one, besides him retiring altogether. Just gotta suck it up another year at least.
     
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    Ugh. Matt Carle V2.0. Ugh.
     
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    At least as a forward he doesn't really do much damage against us the way Carle did by giving up goals.
     
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    Would he really retire with so much money left on his contract?
     
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    Not a prayer. He knows we are stuck with him and will milk it for all it is worth.
     
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    Which year did you copy and paste this comment from?

    He is what he is. Waiting for him to get healthy is just waiting for him to get injured again. I can't really tell the difference anymore anyway.
     
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    I think this is a step too far. We paid Carle a ton of money to hurt the team (in the later years). Callahan doesn't hurt the team on the ice, but more on paper, where he's sucking up money that could be going to a better player, while a league min player takes his own place.
     
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    Cally has 2 years left. I think if we can't move him this offseason we just buy him out next year. Hes not the worst guy to have on your playoff roster. Carle 2.0 is definitely a stretch. Cally was easily our hardest working player in the playoffs and he also became a positive factor against other teams top players. Hes pricey and I would trade him for peanuts if we could but if we cant I won't cry too badly.
     
  19. Todd1a

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    Lol no I’ve never seen a guy turn down tons of money if he can’t play he will be on LTIR like ohlund was for like 4 years
     
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    If he's only playing 40-50% of a season due to injury, he's hurting the team.
     
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    That's a lot different than Carle, who was costing us goals on a near-nightly basis. It's really not like that with Callahan. His problem is he can't come close to living up to his contract, rather than he's not really an NHL player, which is where Carle was at in the end. Callahan's still an NHLer, just one who shouldn't be getting much more than league minimum.
     
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    Amen, but he's a SLOW NHLer, on a team built to be a Ferrari, he's our Ford Focus.
     
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    He's not all that slow. Probably the fastest player on his line, and faster than Killorn. IMO, his problem has nothing to do with speed, but more about instincts. He only has two plays: throw the puck blindly into the corner; throw the puck blindly in front of the net.
     
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    LTIR for cap relief, he gets paid, everyone wins in that sense (minus the whole career ending injury thing which sucks).
     
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    Ohlund 2.0 incoming
     

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