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    Dropping a captain-for-captain trade at the deadline is no small deal. Especially when those teams are in the hunt for the Stanley Cup.So when the Eastern Conference Final teams were set all eyes turned to New Yorks Martin St. Louis and Tampa Bays Allen Iverson Jersey Ryan Callahan, who were traded to their respective cities 14 months ago at the 2014 trade deadline.PHOTOS: Eyes quickly went elsewhere as this series, which Tampa leads 3-2 heading into Tuesday nights Game 6, has turned out to be about nearly anything but them.Its been a story of goaltenders rebounding from poor games. Its been a story of young players, all between the ages of 21 and 24, taking over games. The Lightnings Triplet line of Ondrej Palat, Tyler Johnson and Nikita Kucherov has scored eight of the teams 16 goals in the series whille the Rangers restructured line of Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan and Jesper Fast hassix (two each) of the teams 14 goals against Tampa. It’s been Steven Stamkos emerging; It’s been Rick Nash not emerging.Through five crazy games its been a story of practically anything but the Ryan Callahan vs. Martin St. Louis narrative as both have been rather quiet Rick Mahorn Jersey .In terms of the swapped captains, St. Louis is winning the statistic battle, notching two a sists in Game 2 and finally getting his first goal of the postseason in Game 4 though his plus-minus is a team-worst -5. The Game 4 goal was clutch, bundled with three points from each of fellow imaginary man Nash and 2015 deadline-acquired Keith Yandle. .After tearing through last postseason with 15 points, St. Louis play has been sub-par and the Rangers desperately need the opposite. He has 31 shots but simply hasnt connected. That number doesnt include the times hes had open spacewith the puck coming at his stick and has whiffed.Callahan hasnt fared much better with Grant Long Jersey zeroes acro s the board and a -3. He had an emergency appendectomy before the series began, but didnt mi s any time. Lightning coach Jon Cooper went so far as to tip-toe around making a guarantee for him, a serting the 10-year veteran would probably score Sunday night in Game 5 with the series tied at 2-2.Probably tonights the night Jerry Stackhouse Jersey hes going to score, Cooper said Sunday afternoon during media availability. Because he does that on big stages, and hes probably going to do it in the building that he grew up as a hockey player.Callahan did not score. He did have a as the Lightning kept the Rangers outside and blocked more shots (24) than they put on goal (22). Thats where Callahan has come into play more than St. Louis.MORE: | Even so, as the series hits elimination time in Game 6 the captain-for-captain swap has become a background story that Ben Wallace Jersey comes up sparingly and usually wrapped in bigger pictures typically when mentioning the last time the Lightning won a cup was with St. Louis in 2004. Instead, as Callahan and St. Louis have been mostlynon-factors so has their storyline.Ca sandra Negley is a contributor at Sporting News. Shes currently the sports editor at thein Georgia and writes for the Mets blog,. You can follow her on Twitter,.

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