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A few words from Ryan Callahan

Quick chat with the possible next Rangers captain tonight, a few hours after his three-year deal with the $4.27 million cap hit was signed.

Here's Callahan on the Rangers as contenders: "It’s been a bit of a process the last couple years, but the younger guys who aren’t so much younger anymore, like myself, like Dubi, like Staal, we know what it takes now. We’re not building anymore, we’re a contender and we have to approach the season that way.”

More on that subject: "With our lineup, we need to be a team that competes for the Stanley Cup every year. It’s not good enough anymore just to get to the playoffs. We need to do something once we’re there.”

On who wears the 'C' next season: "I don’t think it should matter. It’ll obviously be an honor for whoever gets it, but you have to lead whether you have a C or an A. We’ve all got to do what we can.”

On his ankle: "I've been skating for about 2-3 weeks now, and there's been no issues at all. The whole summer has gone fine with it healing."

 

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