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Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that U. of Wisconsin free agent Justin Schultz is the first defenseman on the market the Rangers will target, but if the he goes elsewhere, the Blueshirts are more likely to investigate the feasibility of trading for Nashville's restricted free agent Shea Weber than going after Predators unrestricted free agent Ryan Suter with a huge offer....a bit surprised to see the Rangers more interested in the inexperienced Schultz over Weber. But I guess this goes along with their philosophy to go with youth, which obviously I'm not complaining about....would still love to see Weber bombing away from the blueline on the power play though.Meanwhile, Aaron Portzline at the Columbus Dispatch feeds our appetite for Rick Nash news by saying that the Rangers are still the #1 team to land the Blue Jackets All Star forward this offseason....Columbus GM Howson wants a King's ransom for Nash, and I refuse to believe Sather is willing to pay it. Also...
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