New York Rangers’ captain, Ryan Callahan has had rumors swirling around him for the past few weeks. The Rangers apparently would like to trade him because they can’t afford the salary he may demand as a UFA this summer. So far not too many teams have keen interest but I have heard that St. Louis and Columbus are interested. Speaking of St. Louis many are reporting that right winger Chris Stewart may be going the other way for Callahan. This intrigues me because Stewart has motivational issues and continues to regress year after year. St. Louis was showcasing him by giving him an irregular top line role. The Callahan rumors will only get hotter and hotter as we approach the trade deadline but there may be another scenario here. Another person had suggested that the Rangers aren’t really trying to trade Callahan but to pressure him into not asking for a crazy deal. This may very well be true. Will Callahan still be a Ranger after Sochi?