The weekend is finally here, and so is the Saturday edition of Quick Shifts. In this edition we will take a look at the Ryan Callahan situation, along with are the Boston Bruins a Stanley Cup contender and we will finish up with can Matt Moulson still be traded. Let’s get to work.
The New York Rangers may be on the verge of trading their beloved captain. It has been rumored that Callahan is looking for a 7 year $42 million contract. Pro Hockey Talk has posted that Callahan’s agent has been granted permission to talk to teams. If Callahan is moved there will be some very unhappy Rangers fans around the country.
There’s been speculation that the Callahan might end up in St. Louis in a deal involving forward Chris Stewart, but the Columbus Blue Jackets are also believed to be in the mix. PHT
Mike Milbury was at it again. After the Boston Bruins were beaten by the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night Milbury told Bob Neumeier…
This [Canadiens] was a team with speed. Last year they were eliminated by a team with speed [the Chicago Blackhawks]. I don’t see how that changes between now and April.” csnne.com
I’m not a Milbury fan, and I often disagree with the way he says things, but for him to come out and say that about “his” team is a little shocking. The Bruins had an off night, and yes they were beat by speed. However when the Playoffs start all bets are off. Boston has over two months to adjust and figure out how to stop fast skating team.
Finally, the Buffalo Sabres need to trade Matt Moulson, but they may not be able to. Moulson suffered an upper body injury on Thursday night, and will be out until sometime after the Winter Olympic break. Moulson is one of many players the Sabres have been rumored to want to trade, and now the decision may have been made for them. Our partner site Sabre Noise has a post up talking about what this injury will mean.
What we also know is the challenge of trading an injured player and how said injury can affect a player’s trade value significantly. To be honest, Matt Moulson’s injury couldn’t have come at a worse time for Tim Murray who is already not in the most ideal situation. Sabres Noise
That’s it for this edition of Quick Shifts. If it happens in hockey you might just find it here.