Vigneault hopes Ryan Callahan, Dan Girardi ‘stay New York Rangers’

Ryan Callahan
Ryan Callahan appears to be on the trade block a week before the deadline.
Credit: Getty Images

The Rangers may be the NHL’s most fascinating team with the trade deadline six days away.

While the Rangers have put themselves in the playoff mix, general manager Glen Sather is attempting to chart the organization’s future which may or may not include right wing Ryan Callahan and right defenseman Dan Girardi.

Both Callahan and Girardi are unrestricted free agents this summer, and the representatives for both have held contract talks with Sather.

It is believed that Callahan is looking for a seven-year contract worth $6 million a year, and Girardi is asking for a multi-year pact averaging $5.5 million per year.

The negotiations have not been seamless, especially Callahan’s. The captain has been linked to trade rumors involving Blues right wing Chris Stewart and, more recently, Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis.

TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported Tuesday St. Louis has told Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and general manager Steve Yzerman he wanted to be traded to the Rangers.

St. Louis, 38, is in the third year of a four-year, $22.5 million contract which includes a no movement clause.

“In our case we’re talking about Ryan and Dan,” Vigneault said. “Those guys have done a real good job of keeping those moments that they have with their environment away from the rink. When they come here, they come to play, they come to practice hard. They’ve done a real good job. They’re New York Rangers and I’m hoping they stay New York Rangers.”

Follow Rangers beat writer Denis Gorman on Twitter @DenisGorman.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Brooklyn man charged in roommate's stabbing death

A Brooklyn man accused of violently stabbing his roommate to death on Monday is in police custody and faces murder charges.

International

Dinosaurs could have survived asteroid strike

It turns out there is a good and a bad time for the planet to be hit by a meteor, and dinosaurs were just unlucky.…

National

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

By Sarah McBrideSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on…

Local

MTA fares still increasing 4 percent in newly…

The agency said the 4 percent increases, previously announced in December, will remain steady even as the MTA deals with increasing labor costs.

Movies

Interview: Brendan Gleeson on the way 'Calvary' depicts…

Brendan Gleeson talks about how his new film "Calvary" began over drinks and how his character here is the opposite of the lead in "The Guard."

Movies

'Get on Up' producer Mick Jagger on the…

Mick Jagger, a producer on the James Brown biopic "Get on Up," talks about the time had to tell the singer some bad news and his favorite JB record.

Television

'Glee' star Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons…

"Glee" star Lea Michele has been confirmed as a guest star in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy."

Television

TV watch list, Monday, July 28: 'The Bachelorette'…

See Andi Dorfman make her big choice on tonight's 'Bachelorette' finale.

MLB

Angelo Cataldi: Ryan Howard deserves better from Phillies

Just last week, Ryan Howard endured the embarrassment of a benching that was inevitable, and yet still shocking.

NFL

Larry Donnell has inside track in Giants tight…

Little-known Larry Donnell of Grambling State currently has the inside track, as the second-year player has received the bulk of the first-team reps.

NFL

Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”

MLB

Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

Travel

Glasgow: Hey, hey, the gangs aren't here

This European city has done a good job getting rid of its more violent residents and revitalizing with artists.

Education

Babson College tops list of best colleges for…

Money magazine has just released its inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" -- and the answers have surprised many. Babson College, which…

Education

NYC teens learn how to develop apps during…

Through a program sponsored by CampInteractive, the high schoolers designed their own community-focused apps.

Tech

The Ministry of Silly Walks app is both…

Monty Python have dug into their back catalogue for cash-ins once more, but with the Ministry of Silly Walks app, they've made something that's fun too.