Found July 24, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Stu Hackel of the Red Light, Well, the immediate evaluation on the deal overwhelmingly criticized Howson for not getting more in return, a chorus that included my friend and colleague Adrian Dater and, strangely, the man whose own failures as the first Blue Jackets GM played a large role in their perpetual futility, Doug MacLean (via Twitter), who is now a hockey analyst in Canada. Of course it may turn out in a few years that the chorus was right and Howson’s deal of Nash, large minor league defenseman Steve Delisle and a conditional third-round selection for Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, Tim Erixon and a first-round selection in 2013 turns out poorly for Columbus. But we can’t know that yet.  And many of the instant analysts have overlooked some other things when assessing this deal. First, rather than looking at what Howson didn’t get, let’s look at what he did: If Dubinksy and Anisimov play up to their potentials, this trade would provide the Blue Jackets with ...

Jackets trade Nash to Rangers for four players

COLUMBUS, OHIO The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired forwards Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov, defenseman Tim Erixon and a first round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Rick Nash, defenseman Steven Delisle and a conditional third round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, club Executive Vice President and General Manager Scott Howson announced...

Replacing Dubinsky and Anisimov

When the Rangers acquired Rick Nash, they did so by dealing two roster players that played key roles on the bottom six forwards. Losing Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov may not look like much, especially when they are dealt for someone like Rick Nash. However, it does lead to the discussion of how to replace these players, especially Dubinsky, who was one of the Rangers top defensive...

Blue Jackets Trade Rick Nash

The Columbus Blue Jackets appear to have finally completed their divorce with captain Rick Nash. The New York Rangers will reportedly send forwards Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, defenseman Tim Erixon and a first round pick to Columbus for Nash and … Continue reading →

A moment of silence for Rick Nash.

Well, ok, not for Rick Nash himself, or the current situation he finds himself in as a new member of the New York Rangers. Heck, no moment of silence necessary for the Columbus Blue Jackets, since they got some good pieces back. No, Blues fans. I think everyone here knows what the moment of silence is for.[youtube]5X0_Y9GsZm0[/youtube] And probably more notably, this:[youtube]Zh8V__xgiy8...

The Rick Nash to Ottawa Dream is Dead

Around the time of the 2012 NHL Draft, it looked or at least sounded like Ottawa was a potential trade partner for the Columbus Blue Jackets concerning Rick Nash. With a collective assortment of NHL-ready or near NHL-ready prospects that will vie for spots on the roster next season, they were identified as one of the organizations that were competitive enough and had the pieces to...

Scott Howson explains the Rick Nash trade to Blue Jackets fans

A disclaimer: I was an Atlanta Thrashers fan. After watching eleven years of Don Waddell do God knows what (the Hossa trade? The Kovalchuk trade? come on now) with a hockey team has me paranoid regarding other teams' general managers. When teams in markets that aren't the biggest in the NHL do stupid stuff, it worries me. Columbus GM Scott Howson has had me on the edge of...

Nash dealt to Rangers in blockbuster

The Blue Jackets finally granted Rick Nash his wish, dealing the team's career record holder in almost every offensive category to the Rangers in a blockbuster trade Monday. Columbus received forwards Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov, defenseman Tim Erixon and a first-round pick in 2013. The Blue Jackets also sent defenseman Steven Delisle and a conditional third-round draft...

Experts rip Columbus for Rick Nash deal

The Columbus Blue Jackets waited months to trade Rick Nash. And what did they finally get from the New York Rangers?A couple of second/third line forwards (Artem Anisimov and Brandon Dubinsky), a good defensive prospect (Tim Erixon) and a No. 1 pick. Somehow that doesn’t seem like nearly enough – and many NHL experts agreed via Twitter:Chris Botta: “The Times gives the Nash...

Nash Coming to the Rangers?

It certainly sounds like there is some potential that Rick Nash could be coming to the New York Rangers in some kind of trade, at least according to Darren Dreger of TSN: Darren Dreger ‏@DarrenDreger Will be multiple players involved in Nash trade to NYR. Contracts are being reviewed, etc. All to be done before trade call. Darren Dreger ‏@DarrenDreger Rick Nash trade to New...

New York Nash: The Fantasy Take

While many hockey fans expected the other shoe to fall in the Shea Weber saga on Monday, a Rick Nash trade was finally consummated between the Columbus Blue Jackets and their oft-discussed possible trading partner, the New York Rangers. While we patiently wait to find out whether Weber plays in Nashville or Philadelphia next year (another possible article for a later date), let...

Nash Traded to Rangers

Updated, 2:58 p.m.:Per Aaron Portzline at Columbus Dispatch, Rangers also receiving 3rd round pick and minor league defenseman in deal....wait? Sather also received a pick and a prospect? Unreal!Update, 2:48 p.m.:Finally piece, per Bob McKenzie at TSN is Anisimov....and Sather is officially a magician. Update, 2:42 p.m.:Dreger says three of the four are Dubinsky, Erixon and a first...
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