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Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Rangers Playing Like Ryan Callahan

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A few weeks ago I had a conversation with my five-year-old daughter about whom our favorite players on the Rangers are. Granted, she can only name about four on the whole team, and thinks Guy Lafleur is one of them, but she’s a Brandon Dubinsky girl. I think it’s the funny sounding name that won her over (and I recently found out that Marian Gaborik’s first name is a laughfest for the kindergarten set). I mentioned that Ryan Callahan was my favorite. And when she asked why, it was easy to sum up in one simple sentence: Because he tries the hardest.

Callahan’s the one guy who hits everybody in sight, forechecks like a demon, gets back on defense and does all the little things a player is supposed to do. And ever since PRB (post–Redden benching), the Rangers are starting to follow his example and play like him (with the exception of the Flyers debacle, of course). Last night’s thrilling game was exhibit A. They did everything …

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