Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 11/14/14

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 24: Rick Nash #61 of the Columbus Blue Jackets lines up for a faceoff against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center on October 24, 2009 in Anaheim, California. The Blue Jackets defeated the Ducks 6-4. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record says if the Rangers acquire Rick Nash before the trading deadline it would likely signal the end of Marian Gaborik's tenure with the Blueshirts...

"Squeezing Nash's contract under their tight salary cap would likely preclude the Rangers from re-signing a then-32-year-old Gaborik as his deal is completed.

Or, with the need to re-sign upcoming restricted free agent Michael Del Zotto ($1.1 million) after this season and fellow young-core members Ryan McDonagh ($1.3 million) and Derek Stepan ($875,000) after the 2012-13 season, while also presumably finding a spot for top prospect, current Boston College left wing Chris Kreider — assuming none are dealt for Nash — the Rangers may feel compelled to trade Gaborik sooner."

Gross adds that because Gaborik, Nash and Brad Richards all need the puck to be successful it would be difficult to get each of them enough touches.

...this is a very interesting sidebar to the whole Nash trade rumor. Not every elite player can succeed on the big stage in New York and we already know Gaborik can. No so sure with Nash. But in three years would a 32-year-old, injury prone Gaborik be better than an in-his-prime 29-year-old-Nash? Doubtful.
 
...when Gaborik's contract runs out in 2014 he will most likely be reduced to a complimentary player. So the Rangers will really have to hope players such as Stepan, Kreider, Hagelin and Miller develop to their potential if they want to have any offense. But if they're able to bring in a Nash at the deadline, when Gaborik's deal is done they'll still have a certified sniper to go along with a stable of rising young talent. That is unless they trade all of that talent away to get Nash.

...either way, another tough question Sather has to answer in his pursuit of Nash.

For Wojtek Wolski's thoughts on possibly being traded, click the "Read More" tab below.

Pat Leonard at the Daily News has this quote from Wojtek Wolski on getting moved at the deadline...

"I know I'm supposed to be getting traded, I hear it all the time," said Wolski, who becomes a restricted free agent after his two-year, $7.6 million expires at the end of the season. "I know I have a big contract. If they could trade me and free some space and get some value, I'm sure it's possible. But I have no control over any of that."

...wow, those are some pretty pretty open and honest statements from Wolski. Rarely hear that from athletes these days.

...as far as him being traded, he's correct the Rangers would love to move him and his salary. 


Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.    
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

WATCH: Irving scores career-high 55, hits game winner

FCS star QB considering transferring to Oregon

Gronk on interest in his partying: 'I'm a baller'

Jim Harbaugh looking to flip No. 1 quarterback recruit

Colts' suspension of Richardson voids $3.1 million

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Five players replacing the biggest names in Pac-12 for 2015

Report: Broncos hire Phillips as defensive coordinator

LeBron James misses Cavs-Blazers game due to wrist injury

Iceman: Thompson’s 37-point quarter doesn't break his record

Mayweather visited Pacquiao’s hotel room for private meeting

Seahawks GM: Russell Wilson's contract 'presents challenges'

Jimbo Fisher's extension could be worth $44 million

Morris twins investigated for possible assault

Padres are bringing back the brown pinstripes

Phil Jackson's old Knicks teams used to deflate balls

David Blatt: There should be more LeBron MVP talk

Richard Sherman, girlfriend expecting son during SB week

WATCH: Marshawn, Gronk play Mortal Kombat with Conan

Armstrong: I’d use PEDs again under same circumstances

Top five free agent quarterbacks

Report: NFL investigators to consult physicist on Deflategate

5 X-factors for Super Bowl XLIX

Best prop bets about the Super Bowl broadcast

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Blatt wants more LeBron MVP talk

Best Super Bowl ads of all-time

5 X-factors for Super Bowl XLIX

Ten worst teams to ever play in a SB

Six MLB teams going all-in on 2015

Patriots' keys to Super Bowl victory

Seahawks' keys to Super Bowl victory

DeflateGate ball could fetch $50K

Doug Baldwin ready for Revis Island

Top storylines for Super Bowl XLIX

Barnes unhappy with NBA over fine

Does MLB need more offense in the modern game?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.