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New York Rangers love grit of Callahan

By Kevin Oklobzija, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle – The morning skate had just ended and Ryan Callahan was playing carpenter outside the New York Rangers dressing room.

He was adding a wood insert to the butt end of a couple of his hockey sticks to make them longer.

Not five minutes later, he was back to make an adjustment to the adjustment.

I don’t like it,” he said.

When you should be scoring goals and you’re stick isn’t cooperating with your hands, you make changes. And since you can’t alter your fingers, you customize the stick.

As the puck dropped between the Rangers and Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night at HSBC Arena, Callahan was stuck on four goals and four assists in his first 27 games.

Obviously he isn’t producing the way we would like or, more importantly, the way he wants to,” Rangers coach John Tortorella said.

But the adjustment and re-adjustment made to his stick may have helped Callahan score the eventual winning goal against the Sabres in a 2-1 win.

That’s the thing about Callahan: he finds ways to help his team.

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