Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 2/21/12
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 ...
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