Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 3/3/14
Nash Other than the start of free agency, perhaps there’s no other time of the year where hockey fans, the media, and even front office staff get overly excited about other team’s players. Some trade deadline’s end up as complete busts, while other’s see more movement than anyone could have anticipated. How this week will turn out, nobody knows for sure. However, for the first time in a rather long time, I’m hoping the Rangers will stand pat. Even if it means holding on to you-know-who regardless of whether he signs a new contract by 3pm Wednesday. This year the reason to stand pat is simple — we’re playing very well and we still have yet to see the best of Rick Nash. The Rangers are 17-9 since the holidays. Their PP is clicking around 20%, their highest in years. Hank is back to his old self. The teams directly below them in the standings (e.g., the Capitals, Maple Leafs, etc.) look to be anything but complete or elite. Other than last night’s flop against the Bruins, the Rangers ...
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