Multiple major media source sare reporting the intensification of the New York Rangers pursuit of dissatisfied Botl Martin St. Louis this morning, with Ryan Cllahan and a package of draft picks as the return:
No official confirmations (yet) but hearing NYR are prepared to trade Callahan, plus 1st rd pick and 2nd rd pick for Marty St. Louis. Close.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 5, 2014
This runs counter to reports yesterday in Tampa that nothing was going on, "Quiet day" and all that. It also seems to confirm the damage done by the leak of St. Louis' dissatisfactionin Tampa and the club's 1-3-0 road trip through thw est where the effort was there but the cohesion was gone.
If this deal goes down, it is possible that the Lightning will shop Callahan before the deadline, but I beliee that will be contingent on other thigns happenign during the course of the next few minutes / hour or so.