Rangers Acquire Superstar Rick Nash
There will be a Nash playing home games at
this season after all, as the New York Rangers have acquired winger Rick Nash
from the Columbus Blue Jackets. Madison
The Rangers traded away forwards Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, blue line prospect Tim Erixon and a first-round pick.
Nash is a seven-time 30+ goal scorer and will add some much needed offense to a Rangers team that lacked firepower, especially in the postseason when they averaged only 2.15 goals per game.
Dubinsky was a fan favorite of the Rangers faithful, but had an off year offensively after signing a four year $16 million contract before the season. Dubinsky managed only 10 goals and 24 assists for the season in 77 games and was even less effective in the playoffs, managing only two assists in nine games.
Anisimov scored 16 goals and added 20 assists in 79 regular season games and three goals and seven assists in 20 playoff games.
Erixon is said to have the highest ceiling of any player going to
Columbus in the
trade. The 21 year old played in 18
regular season games as an injury replacement, accumulating two assists.