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07:44 AM ET 02.24 | Coming out of the Olympic freeze, a potential trade of team captains would quickly warm things up on the speculation front. Reigning Art Ross Trophy winner and Canadian gold medal winner Martin St. Louis' name has been in and out of play with the Rangers since Jan. 7, when he was bypassed by Team Canada (and Tampa Bay) general manager Steve Yzerman for his country's Olympic roster, but no trade is pending that would bring the 38-year-old winger to New York, sources have told The Post. ... [Rangers GM] Glen Sather has inquired about a potential swap of team captains in which pending free agent Ryan Callahan would go to the Lightning in exchange for St. Louis, but Yzerman's absolute lack of interest in dealing his leading scorer in exchange for a rental property has been made clear to the Rangers.

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February 24, 2014  07:56 AM ET

Rangers and Lightning talk captains swap

After reading the article, it looks to me like it's a one-way conversation.

February 24, 2014  08:04 AM ET

Yeah, the news from the Post is a bit of contradiction in terms. Some guy had to fill a column with something.

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February 24, 2014  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

From what I saw from a few bits and bites yesterday, MSL very well may have requested a trade after Yzerman snubbed him. I'm just not so sure he still feels as bitter, given that he has some heavy jewellery hanging around his neck now...

And - I don't see Yzerman being under any pressure to trade him.

NYP throwing stuff at the wall...

February 24, 2014  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

From what I saw from a few bits and bites yesterday, MSL very well may have requested a trade after Yzerman snubbed him. I'm just not so sure he still feels as bitter, given that he has some heavy jewellery hanging around his neck now...

You can never tell about these temperamental athletes. Once they get their feelings hurt it doesn't matter how much you kiss their arse, they still hold a grudge.

That being said, I think Tampa would come out ahead on that deal.

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February 24, 2014  09:29 AM ET

I think we've just seen that Stevie knows how to build a team.

This ain't it.

February 24, 2014  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Rangers and Lightning talk captains swap. After reading the article, it looks to me like it's a one-way conversation.

Yep. It sounds like Steve Y told Slats: "Talk to the hand" but, in a slightly less polite way.

February 24, 2014  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Yeah, the news from the Post is a bit of contradiction in terms. Some guy had to fill a column with something.

You sound surprised. 'Contradiction in terms' is their best quality.

February 24, 2014  09:56 AM ET

Please no.

February 24, 2014  10:24 AM ET

Silly rumor of the week.

February 24, 2014  10:33 AM ET

If I was Stevie I'd take it in a NY minute, a 38-year old for a 28 year old who still has a lot of years left.

February 24, 2014  11:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Rangers and Lightning talk captains swap After reading the article, it looks to me like it's a one-way conversation.

Kinda like Browns Harbaugh talk

February 24, 2014  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Enjoy....http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/02/24/rob-ford-runs-groin-first -int o-fire-hydrant-while-celebrating-canadas-gold-medal/

That boy is a fool

February 24, 2014  11:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I think we've just seen that Stevie knows how to build a team.This ain't it.

Stevie goes 2 for 2 in Olympics . He has boosted his stock considerably. I love the emphatic way he has closed the door on a third time. Pass the torch

February 24, 2014  12:23 PM ET
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Enjoy....http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/02/24/rob-ford-runs-groin-first -int o-fire-hydrant-while-celebrating-canadas-gold-medal/

Can't get to it. It says that the page doesn't exist. :-(

February 24, 2014  12:38 PM ET
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If I was Stevie I'd take it in a NY minute, a 38-year old for a 28 year old who still has a lot of years left.

On the off chance this deal did happen it would be short term which makes no sense for Tampa. I can't see TB getting close to what Callahan wants in his next contract.

February 24, 2014  12:40 PM ET
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Enjoy....http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/02/24/rob-ford-runs-groin-first -int o-fire-hydrant-while-celebrating-canadas-gold-medal/

It's gone. Deleted quicker then a DJ TD....

 
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