Originally posted on Diehardsport  |  Last updated 7/23/12
The trade is still not quite official at this point, but it is all but done.  The Columbus Blue Jackets traded forward Rick Nash, a 3rd rounder and a minor league defenseman to the New York Rangers for forwards Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov, defensive prospect Tim Erixon and a 1st round pick. Needless to say the General Manager of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Scott Howson, finally caved and traded away Rick Nash.  Unfortunately for him, he didn’t get much in return and the worst team in the league got worse.  Dubinsky and Anisimov are okay, but will never do anything that Rick Nash is capable of.  Last year Dubinsky had 34 points and Anisimov had 36 points, playing on the best team (record wise) in the regular season.  While Nash had 59 points playing on the worst team in the league without a number one center.  Now the Rangers can pair him with either Brad Richards and Ryan Callahan or Derek Stepan and Marian Gaborik and they have an absolute powerhouse first line.  If Tim Erix...
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