Larry Brooks at the New York Post says whether the above picture comes true or not will be based on the results of the next two games on Long Island and at home against the Sabres.
…no pressure guys. Actually this angers me. How can a decision of this magnitude be made based on two games? Shouldn’t it be an evaluation of the overall team and how Nash fits into it? Placing the organization’s future on the team’s performance in two games seems beyond foolish.
…btw, did the above picture terrify anyone else the way it did me?
Brooks adds the Rangers have designated Ryan McDonagh, Michael Del Zotto, 2009 first-rounder Chris Kreider and 2011 first-rounder J.T. Miller as untouchables in Nash trade talks and have also been unwilling to include Tim Erixon in any package going to the Blue Jackets.
The Rangers are prepared to give up Brandon Dubinsky, Christian Thomas, and perhaps 2010 first-rounder Dylan McIlrath plus a first round pick for the Columbus superstar.
…Uncle Larry to the rescue. Hope this report will help get people off the edge of the cliff, but to be honest that package isn’t enough to get Nash.
…however, if Columbus does accept that offer, as much as I love Dubinsky, this would be a steal of McDonagh type proportions.
Meanwhile over at TSN, Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com says the Rangers are the absolute front-runners for Nash to the point where their discussions with Columbus are delaying other possibilities on the trade market for them.
…great, now these ridiculous negotiations for a player the Rangers don’t need are adversely affecting Sather’s ability to actually make this team better.
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Brian Stubitz at CBS Sports, who photoshoped the above pic, has more on the Rangers chances of getting Nash here.
Finally, Dave Lozo at NHL.com takes a look at the positives and negatives of the Rangers getting Nash.