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Who The Rangers May Trade For Nash

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Sources familiar with the parameters of the discussions between Sather and Columbus counterpart Scott Howson have told The Post the Rangers have designated Ryan McDonagh, Michael Del Zotto, 2009 first-rounder Chris Kreider and 2011 first-rounder J.T. Miller as untouchables when the Blue Jackets requested their inclusion in the package for Nash, the 27-year-old power winger who is being dangled to deep-pocket contenders.

It is believed that Sather, who is not fazed by the ramifications of adding Nash’s contract that runs through 2017-18 at a cap hit of $7.8 million per year, is prepared to send Brandon Dubinsky, Christian Thomas, and perhaps 2010 first-rounder Dylan McIlrath plus a first round pick to Columbus in order to bring the 6-foot-4, 220-pound, nine-year veteran to Broadway.

Sather has been unwilling to include promising 20-year-old defenseman Tim Erixon — who could be a call-up for the playoffs — in the package going to the Blue Jackets, though Howson has expressed interest in the rookie North American pro.

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If NYR could get Nash for “Brandon Dubinsky, Christian Thomas, and perhaps 2010 first-rounder Dylan McIlrath plus a first round pick”, IMO they should do it.  NYR list of untouchables is far more impressive than this list.  True legit shots to win the Stanley Cup dont happen that often.  I would take that deal in a second, and Howson should be fired immediately if it happens.

Posted by JT from PITT on 02/23/12 at 01:27 PM ET

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Nash doesn’t go anywhere and Howson gets a huge pink slip on his door.  Do that and they almost instantly become a better franchise.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 02/23/12 at 02:08 PM ET

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Rangers are among the best teams in hockey because of depth at all positions, unmatched goaltending and complete buy-in to hard-working, harassing, pressure hockey. Their style of play matches the virtues of their captain completely. They’re like a bunch of little dogs that won’t let go of your ankles. Why they would want to add Nash at all, who is, in many ways, the antithesis of Ryan Callahan hockey, is baffling to me, though, given sather’s past behavior, perhaps it shouldn’t be.

Posted by larry from pitt on 02/23/12 at 02:21 PM ET

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Sources familiar with the parameters of Larry Brooks say hes full of shit. If Howson lets Sather dictate this trade to him then he should be drawn and quartered.

Posted by From The Hockey Wastelands from Cleveland on 02/23/12 at 04:26 PM ET

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For some reason I see Stevie Y being savvy enough to swoop on and get Nash, though Im not familiar enough with their prospects and think Connelly is probably untouchable, they have Malone as a roster player and an extra first rounder.  Maybe Namestikov?  The lure of playing with Stamkos is sunny Florida would be an easy sell.

Posted by BrendonR on 02/23/12 at 10:20 PM ET

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