Good morning, Banter. It's been a while since the topic of conversation has been truly New York Rangers related. But with the Olympic tournament over, we're going to get back into the swing of things. A lot has happened in the past few weeks, and a lot is going to happen with the roster freeze being lifted Sunday at midnight.
Going to lead off with what is again going to be the biggest item on the menu until it's resolved: the situation surrounding Ryan Callahan. If you follow Boomer Esiason on Twitter, you've seen a lot of trade speculation. Some of the names currently being thrown around for Callahan include Martin St. Louis and Max Pacioretty. The only thing that remains clear is the Rangers are still shopping their 28-year-old, free agent to be captain. [NY Post]
With the season coming to a close, Alain Vigneault needs his team ready for a playoff push. [NY Post]