You have to give Rangers general manager Glen Sather all the credit in the world. He waited… and waited… and waited…
The Rangers are clearly one of the elite teams in the league. This trade makes them a legitimate favorite to win the Eastern Conference championship and get to the Stanley Cup finals.
Glen Sather waited patiently and struck a masterstroke in landing 30-goal scorer Rick Nash without having part with his best assets.
Reports indicate that the Rangers have finally pulled off a long awaited trade for the Blue Jackets Rick Nash.
The Rangers are at a critical point at the start of free agency. If they do nothing and stick with their roster as currently constituted, they figure to have another solid year that will get them to the second or third round of the playoffs.
Rangers’ GM Glen Sather has the pieces required to land either Rick Nash or Bobby Ryan but must resist the urge to overpay to acquire either star forward.
Last week Monzo talked about New York’s needs, and what could happen through free agency. This week, he looks at two trade possibilities.
Neil Keefe is joined by Brian Monzo, Chris LoPresti and Mike Carver to talk about what happened at the NHL trade deadline, why Rick Nash wasn’t moved and what to expect from the Rangers down the stretch.
It came down to the last minute. But at the end of the trade deadline Monday, the Rangers moved on without Nash.
The Rangers weren’t able to add a big name at the NHL Trade Deadline but did acquire one of the league’s toughest fighters in John Scott.
While Rick Nash remains the biggest name on the trade block, the Rangers could also use an infusion of physicality and strength. Enter Ott.
While acquiring Rick Nash would seem like an ideal solution for the Rangers, Columbus’ trade demands will be high. The Rangers are best off passing on Nash and keeping hold of their core.