By Christopher Decker (@HockeyGuy_Chris)
Many felt heading in to Thursday’s NHL trade deadline that the New York Rangers were the front-runners to obtain Columbus Blue Jackets superstar Rick Nash. But after incessant reports of a mammoth asking price being desired by Blue Jackets GM, Scott Howson, the Rangers ultimately decided it was not in their best interests to sacrifice their youth for the aforementioned Nash.
People throughout Ranger Land were divided as to whether or not they’d be willing to accept parting ways with a significant chunk of the Rangers’ farm system, or to keep what has already made them one of the best teams in the NHL. In the end, giving up players like Michael Del Zotto, Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan, and prospect Chris Kreider, was just not something Rangers GM, Glen Sather, was willing to do.
Great job, Mr. Sather. Great job.
When all was said and done, the Rangers offered up Brandon Dubinsky, first round draft picks J.T. Miller and Tim Erixo...