BOOZECATS & OLYMPICS & NO SOCCER ALLOWED (and other sports we don't care about unless we are winning) / Re: NHL 2013-14 open thread (lets go ahead & throw international hockey in here too)« on: March 06, 2014, 01:03:12 PM »
I hope he doesn't suck, TTHoTUCWho the hell is Ryan Callahan?
He's not the scorer that St. Louis is, but he does everything well, he's a great compliment to Stamkos. NYR absolutely won the trade but Callahan is no bum, I'd love him in Phoenix and I hope he signs there this summer. If I were a Lightning fan I'd be furious with Yzerman.
Yea if he doesn't re-sign with TB it's a pretty big win for NYR. Even with St. Louis being 38 he's still a really good player and with a healthy Stamkos is really scary. The 1st rounder in '15 helps but TB had a chance to be a dark horse to come out of the East. Now they're still talented and got younger but I can't see them getting by Pitt or Boston. Personally I think NYR moved up to that 3rd best team spot in the East with their moves and I wouldn't be completely surprised to see them come out of the East now.
All in all thought it was a weird deadline. Some head scratchers (Berra for a 2nd, wtf Colorado?) and some bargains (not a big Vanek fan personally but Montreal got him for great value).
Looking at it now I think the Blues ended up overpaying slightly for Miller, but if he resigns without breaking the bank I think it becomes worth it. If they manage to win the Cup it's also well worth it. If they win the Cup AND he resigns it goes down as a great trade.