Hey, Lightning fans. Rangers fan here. I am sorry that the St. Louis situation played out the way it did. It hurts to have your captain basically say he no longer wants to be there, trust me, we know the feeling too.
I can tell you this, though. Most fans here appreciate how good of a player Marty is, myself included. We remember that he scored 2 on us on St. Louis night. We know the history he has with Brad Richards. We know he was the leading scorer last year. And we know he’ll give 110% every night. And from a personal standpoint, he’s been one of my top 5 favorite players for a loooong time now, and I always dreamed we’d acquire him some day.
Some fans here are bitter about losing Callahan and I understand why. He was OUR captain. He also gave 110% every night. He was a total fan favorite. And I’m sure he’ll be the same in Tampa as long as he’s there.
Just know this; we as an organization, as teammates, and as fans will take care of Marty. We promise. Hopefully we meet up in the playoffs, and good luck for the rest of your season.