Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 7/8/12

ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 05: Rick Nash #61 of the Columbus Blue Jackets against the Atlanta Thrashers at Philips Arena on November 5, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Blue Jackets beat writer at Aaron Porzline went on WFAN yesterday & said this... @Aportzline just said that from what he understands, (can't confirm) but a deal of Dubinsky, Stepan and a pick could get Rick Nash to NYR.— Brian Monzo (@BMonzoWFAN) July 7, 2012 H/T to reader James W, who I will have big news about on Monday....i love Stepan, but to me this is a no brainer. If true, Sather has to make this deal....while Stepan is guaranteed to be a solid NHL player, you're crazy if you think he'll ever develop into the caliber of player Nash is. Not saying this will happen to Stepan but do you remember how good Dubinsky was his rookie year. Plus he was better in the faceoff circle. Rangers need scoring and this deal is the answer. If this deal does go down, Anisimov will be counted on to step up and be the 2nd line center we all hope he can be....to be honest, I'm more concerned about the length of Nash's contract (until 2018) than giving up Stepan.***Having said that, if the Rang...
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