Originally posted on Razzball Hockey  |  Last updated 8/2/12
While I was away on vacation last week, the New York Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets decided to do a little transferring of players. Even if I was here, I probably wouldn’t have written anything until now. That’s commitment! The Rangers acquired Rick Nash, someone they were rumored to be pursuing months ago leading up to their playoff run, along with Steve Delisle, in exchange for Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, and Tim Erixon.  Nash is obviously the big player, although his value is perhaps not as clear cut as we may expect. It may surprise you, especially if you are easily startled, that Nash has only cracked 70 points once in his career (’08-’09). Nevertheless, he is a left winger, and only four of the top 20 points leaders last season played LW. Of course, Nash wasn’t one of those four, but again, there is a lack of production at that position as compared to other forwards. Nash also played in Columbus, which ranked 26th in Goals per Game. Now he joins a team that was ranked...
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