Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/23/12
For the immediate future, the Rangers couldn't have asked for a better result from their extended courtship of Rick Nash. After of months of pursuit through the trade deadline and draft weekend, New York finally landed the high-scoring forward in a trade with the Blue Jackets on Monday. And the Rangers did so without having to surrender any of the key young players Columbus had coveted. Ryan McDonagh, Chris Kreider and Derek Stepan will all now become teammates of Nash rather than trade chips needed to acquire him. The Rangers are now loaded up front with Nash joining the likes...

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