Found July 07, 2012 on
Columbus Blue Jackets
New York Rangers
It appears that I did not miss much while I was on vacation when it comes to the New York Rangers.
The team did not trade for Rick Nash, did not get Zach Parise or Ryan Suter and really made no significant moves to help upgrade their rosters. Instead, the team lost perhaps one of their better players in the postseason in Ruslan Fedotenko to the Philadelphia Flyers while also losing Brandon Prust to the Montreal Canadiens.
With that said, the team definitely got a bit tougher by signing Arron Asham (has now played for all five Atlantic Division teams) and Taylor Pyatt. While I do not exactly agree with the Asham signing, Pyatt might be a good one for the Blueshirts.
Pyatt can produce every once in awhile (scored four in the postseason), can hit, can fight and can play a physical brand of hockey. At just 30 years of age, Pyatt has played in well over 700 NHL games and has fulfilled his role on the teams he has played for.
It was also nice to see the team re-up with defenseman/for...
BEST OF MAXIM
While the Rick Nash trade talks heat up, along with the temperatures in many parts of the country, many teams are dropping out of the Nash sweepstakes, as they are simply fed up with the Columbus Blue Jackets asking price. While it is unknown as to how many teams exactly are still highly involved in the Nash talks, it is known that many teams are through dealing with...
Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson isn't saying much about his quest to trade team captain Rick Nash.
Reached Thursday, Howson said only, ''We are working very hard'' and added that he is not facing a deadline to make a deal.
Nash, the franchise leader in most offensive categories, revealed midway through last season that he had asked to be traded...
from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, “Most people I know feel like there’s more to give there yet with Rick,” said former NHL forward Ed Olczyk, now an analyst for NBC and Comcast SportsNet Chicago. “There’s still that untapped ability. You wonder what numbers he could put up if he played on a really good team with really good offensive players.
Wasn't it supposed to be a quiet offseason? Initially, the Boston Bruins promised that they weren't planning to very active in free agency, professing to be looking for roster tweaks rather than the splashy move. With the team's salary cap issues, it wasn't a surprising revelation for a club which just won the Stanley Cup 13 months ago and had kept its core relatively...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson isn't saying much about his quest to trade captain Rick Nash.
"We are working very hard" was about the limit of the conversation when Howson was reached Thursday. He also added that he is not facing a deadline to make a deal.
Just about everyone else believes that things should be heating up....
Unfortunately for you guys, I can't see you through my computer so here's some more Rick Nash nonsense from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch..."One phone call could get the deal done, Howson has noted. Boston, Detroit, the New York Rangers, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and San Jose are all on Nash's approved list, but the Rangers and Flyers would appear to have...
Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that Anton Stralman, who was tendered a qualifying offer at 105 percent of the $900,000 he earned last season, was among the list of 16 NHL players who did file for salary arbitration yesterday.Gross adds that with Stralman filing for salary arbitration, it likely signals the desire on both sides to work out a multi-year deal in the ballpark...
from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, NEWS: Columbus Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson says he refuses to accept anything less than “market value” for disgruntled captain Rick Nash.
VIEW: That’s all well and good, but that same market is basically dictating Nash is not worth the combination of what Howson is asking, plus the pillaging of roster players and prospects Howson insists...
All quiet on the Penguins front. But there are two really good reads out there today.
1. That Columbus beat writer who probably is more well known outside of Columbus than in, had a great piece on the Rick Nash fiasco. [ Blue Jackets Extra ]
Howson won’t give him up until he gets market value, and his trade partners — the six clubs on Nash’s approved list...
One of the most frequently asked questions this offseason after, “is Rick Nash a Ranger yet?” has been, “who the heck is Kyle Jean?”
The answer is simple: he’s the latest gem uncovered by Gordie Clark and New York’s superior scouting staff, which has developed something of a Midas touch over the last couple of years.
It wasn’t long ago that the Rangers were completely...
Before I lay my head down for a few hours and then prepare for that awful 6 AM alarm, here’s a brief summary of the Red Wings news I missed over the past 36 hours. Done a little quickly and on a no-particular order source-by-source basis…
Well, okay, except for the beginning. ESPN’s Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun had a chat about the Red Wings as potential suitors for Rick...