As Dave noted last week in our ongoing discussion about Rick Nash, it’s very possible that Nash wouldn’t be the only Blue Jacket coming back to the Rangers in a potential blockbuster trade this summer.
There have been wide-ranging reports of Columbus GM Scott Howson’s trade demands, but the general consensus seems to be that he wants a couple of NHL forwards, a top prospect and a first-round pick (in addition to the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty).
Though Rangers GM Glen Sather will not meet those specific demands, it’s still a certainty that a deal for Nash would require a significant multi-player package. It’s a good bet that Sather might require more players coming back from Columbus if he’s forced to part with prized young assets and it’s also possible that Howson would attempt to dump other dead weight in a Nash deal.
So what other Columbus players could be of interest to the Rangers and who would Howson love to send our way?
*Apologies to those with nostalgia, but Vin...