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Report: Lundqvist, Callahan, and Girardi still waiting to talk extensions

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 01: Henrik Lundqvist #30 and Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers celebrate their 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets at Madison Square Garden on April 1, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Next summer for the New York Rangers could be a bit of an adventure when it comes to contracts.

Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Callahan, and Dan Girardi are all due to become unrestricted free agents after the season and GM Glen Sather, no doubt, would like to keep all three on Broadway.

As Larry Brooks of the New York Post notes, however, those three are waiting for contract talks to begin.

Understand, it’s not as if negotiations with any or all of the Big Three have hit snags. Fact is, Slap Shots has been told, negotiations have yet to even begin with the franchise goaltender, the captain or the first-pair, right-side defenseman.

Sather says he will be talking with them but the question is: When? New York, the city not the team, is known for doing things fast and you’d have to think locking down three of your best players would provide that kind of motivation.

Scoping out CapGeek you can see the Rangers will have a lot of choices to make next year. They’ll also have a lot of cap space to play with and likely more when/if the cap goes up next season. Maybe Sather wants to know just how much it’ll be.