Found July 25, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News, This summer, Holmgren’s message has been consistent and stern with his young players. They’ve held off shipping any of them to other markets thus far — including deals for Rick Nash and Bobby Ryan. That’s why it needs to continue to remain consistent in the remaining weeks of the summer, to avoid overcompensating to fill holes while still making a splash. After Weber, no defensive commodities even remotely size up. Right now, that is the Flyers’ biggest weakness. They have no replacement for Matt Carle or Chris Pronger — and an aging Kimmo Timonen has just 1 year left in the tank. They could also use a first-line right winger to skate with Claude Giroux. That’s where 35-year-old Shane Doan could come in, though that is likely to involve a bidding war with a handful of other teams. If Doan is going to leave Phoenix for Philadelphia, it needs to be at the right price. As currently assembled, the Flyers are not as strong as the te...

Report: Rick Nash 'In Process' of Being Traded to Rangers, Deal Still Needs to Be Finalized

The Rick Nash sweepstakes appear to be over. TSN's Darren Dreger reports that the forward is likely headed to New York, as Columbus has apparently agreed to send Nash to the Rangers. The deal is not yet official, but it sounds like all that's left is to match up contracts and iron out all of the smaller details. Rick Nash trade to New York Rangers in process now. Details...

Rangers Reap Immediate Rewards, But Could face Long-Term Issues After Adding Rick Nash

For the immediate future, the Rangers couldn't have asked for a better result from their extended courtship of Rick Nash. After of months of pursuit through the trade deadline and draft weekend, New York finally landed the high-scoring forward in a trade with the Blue Jackets on Monday. And the Rangers did so without having to surrender any of the key young players Columbus had...

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...

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...

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 →

From Blue Jackets to Blue Shirts

Rick Nash has been traded to the Rangers. Working on details now, but I have to post this before someone ninja's my epic headline.What he said.Jump for details and opinion. Blue Jackets get: Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, Tim Erixson and 1st round pick.Rangers get: Rick Nash. (AND a 3rd round pick AND someone worse than Lebda)We get: We get to move on. It's been an...

NHL Central Division Player Movement Update II

In the wake of Nashville matching Shea Weber’s offer sheet and Columbus trading their captain, Rick Nash, to the Rangers, it’s worth looking at the landscape surrounding the Blackhawks in the Central Division as the summer continues. Here’s an updated … Continue reading →

New Ranger Rick Nash’s Effect on The Eastern Conference

By Benjamin Woodward (@_BWoodward) After months of speculation and enough rumors to fill the HockeyyInsiderr’s twitter feed for an entire calendar year, Rick Nash has finally been traded. The former Columbus Blue Jackets captain was dealt to the New York Rangers on Monday in exchange for a package centered around two-way pivot Brandon Dubinsky. The complete deal looked like this...

Bruins Unfazed by Eastern Rivals' Moves, Confident Keeping Core of Championship Team Intact Will Pay Off

BOSTON -- The Bruins have enjoyed a relatively quiet offseason. Just one year removed from winning the Stanley Cup and the wild celebrations that followed, Boston has focused on retaining the core of that championship team rather than shaking up the roster with any major trades or free-agent signings. But the Bruins recognize not all teams have adopted that approach, and they have...
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