After today's huge announcement that the New York Rangers had acquired Rick Nash, Steve Delisle and a third-round pick from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Brandon Dubinsky, Aretm Anisimov, Tim Erixon and a first-round, GM Glen Sather and his new prized acquisition met with the media in a conference call.*Courtesy of Rick Carpinello of Rangers Report.Glen Sather:Doesn’t want to discuss the proposals at deadline. “It took a long time, I’ll tell you that much. …”
“We’re happy to have a 5-time all-star and a 40-goal scorer, one of the better goal scorers in the NHL. 28 years old.
“I’m sure it was difficult for Scott to make the decision to trade him as it was difficult for us to trade the players we traded.”
“It was pretty much continuous. Before the deadline we were pretty active … I didn’t want to make the deal he wanted, and he didn’t accept what I was trying to trade to him. It’s been a continuous process. We talked a lot.”
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