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Young fan distraught over Callahan trade

This may be the most depressing video you'll watch all day. Young Ryan Hickey of Breezy Point, N.Y., was so distraught after hearing the Rangers traded their captain, Ryan Callahan, to the Lightning that he proceeded to cry as his mother prodded the meltdown. Watch it here:

Young Fan Bursts Into Tears After Hearing Of Callahan Trade

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donahuepapad123 March 07 2014 at 8:08 PM

THIS MOM IS AN AASSHHOOLLEE , she new he was gonna be upset , and rather than sitting down and explaining this is part of the game and he could still watch him on the other team , etc,etc, -- she sticks a camra in his face to capture his crushed heart , she has very poor mom skills , i hope he get adopted by a better family ???

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J.J. Frogpants donahuepapad123 March 07 2014 at 8:34 PM

Couldn't have said it better myself. Hope she's happy with her selfish self!

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tenchs72 March 07 2014 at 3:35 PM

Jeez, what a mother!!

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Naturally safe tenchs72 March 07 2014 at 3:48 PM

I know ...she obviously new it would bother him ...Hey ...let me video it !

Hey Kid ...Islander fans have been crying like that all season ...trade or no trade .... At least you guys have a team ..and marty st louis .... Islanders give away good players for second round draft picks ...

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suzy6293 March 07 2014 at 3:50 PM

What everyone is failing to realize is that little boy is so young, of course he's going to be upset about something he cares a lot about. If he wanted to watch TV and was told no he would probably get upset, that doesn't mean TV is the most important thing in his life he just likes it. Everyone bashing the parents saying that they're drilling hockey into his head just sound dumb. Everyone reacts differently to different things.

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theomegaman72 March 07 2014 at 3:58 PM

Hopefully the kid will get some good news soon that his Mom got traded...

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kklinvt March 07 2014 at 4:06 PM

If the kid's a Rangers fan he needs to get used to disappointment. Might as well do it while he's young.

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gghinmass March 07 2014 at 4:07 PM

Thats so sad but the boy is young. He will get over it fast.

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rlmcanoe March 07 2014 at 4:08 PM

why would the mother need to video tape this and put it out there, omg, she obviously thinks it is funny to hurt her son an let everyone watch.

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ginnivoed March 07 2014 at 4:39 PM

I sympathize with the young fan. The Rangers traded for Marty St. Louis. Marty has been the SOUL of the Tampa Bay Lightning, who apparently have just traded their soul away!! Rangers player may be a wonderful person--know nothing about him--but Tampa is MUCH the worse for trading Marty to/for anybody. Apparently the cosmos agrees because they've fallen 2 places in the conference since the trade.

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dj446688 March 07 2014 at 5:03 PM

The operative phrase here is "...as the mother prodded the meltdown." Here's a "mom" who saw a chance for her 15 minutes of fame and used her son as the pawn to obtain it.

On the other side of the coin, he will get over it and be stronger because of it. Today we shield our children from adversity to the point where they don't know how to deal with it when the become adults.

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John E. Lawlor March 07 2014 at 5:14 PM

Mom should pay for his therapy on that one.

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