The Rick Nash Trade List; And Other Evening Links

The Rangers confirmed the signing of center Jeff Halpern today, who will join Arron Asham and Michael Haley as replacements for Ruslan Fedotenko, Brandon Prust, and John Mitchell. It is possible that Glen Sather is not done wheeling and dealing, but we do have a better picture, I think, of how our bottom two lines will look. I think it’s a general consensus that keeping Prust would have been nice. But given the economics and the hand Sather was dealt, I think he did a decent job in replacing the departing bodies. What do you guy think? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, but not before visiting the following links:

- Aaron Portzline updates us on the Rick Nash situation in Columbus and the teams that are on Nash’s list of approved teams. While the presence of the Rangers is not unexpected, it is a bit surprising that the Canadian forward does not list a single Canadian team. [BlueJacketsXtra

- Newly signed Rangers prospect Kyle Jean discusses the process of signing with the Rangers and his expectations for his first professional season. [Soo Evening News]

- Chris Kreider will partake The Big Assist IV, a charity game featuring other NHL players such as Martin St. Louis and Matt Moulson. [Darien Times]

- The Rangers have ended their partnership with Whalers Sports & Entertainment, and although the team will play in Hartford this season, the future of the Rangers’ minor league affiliate is up in the air. [Hartford Courant]

- And finally, former Rangers Assistant GM and Glen Sather’s right hand man for many seasons, Cam Hope, has been named the General Manager of the Victoria Royals of the WHL. Coincidentally, the Victoria Royals, previously known as the Chilliwack Bruins, were at one point partially owned by Glen Sather himself. [Vancouver Sun]

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