It was originally believed that the New York Rangers weren't happy with the length of Ryan Callahan's contract demands. Turns out the price tag might be just as steep.

Ryan Callahan has established an identity as the heart-and-soul leader of the New York Rangers, and the pending unrestricted free agent is looking to be paid more like the heart than the soul.

Contrary to initial accounts, Darren Dreger of TSN is reporting that Callahan and his representation are seeking a seven-year contract with an annual average value ranging from $6.5 million to just under $7 million. It was originally believed that Callahan was looking for an annual salary of $6 million over the span of a seven-year term, while the Rangers were offering the same annual average value over a five-year term.

Instead of dealing with a difference in term, it now appears as though the two sides significantly disagree on multiple levels, which could prove detrimental to Callahan's future in New York.