Rangers Formally Request Rick Nash's No-Trade List

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It’s happening! Well, hopefully. The first steps certainly are, as according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the New York Rangers have formally requested Rick Nash‘s no-trade list:

As McKenzie notes, the Rangers are in the clear to negotiate with at least a dozen teams, possibly more, though any clubs on his list would require his approval in order to allow for a deal to go through.

Buckle up! There’s just 22 days to go before the NHL’s trading deadline!

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia
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    And what the Rangers are offering is cream of the crop. Nash is a premire veteran, albeit on a scoring decline, and Grabner is the cheapest 20-goal scorer you'll find on the market, period. There is no reason—none whatsoever—that Gorton doesn't get a first-round pick for each.



    You know what Phil, some of these guys are pussies. Chicago, Pitt, LA and others have stepped up to the plate and have Cups to show for it. We were buyers many times. The GMs that want to pussy foot around aren't ready to be World Champions and bring the Cup to their city. Bold moves.





    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia
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    Sometimes it's hard to ignore the idiots.

    Fifth-leading (tied) even strength goal scorer in the NHL is worth "a third... at best".




    Phil posted something from Fox Phil posted something from Fox!!





    Quote Originally Posted by ThirtyONE
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    Lots of teams looking for scoring wingers. We have two of the best/most interesting available.

    I think the Rangers asking for 3 pieces for Nash are aiming a little high but we'll see. I'd be happy with a 1st and good prospect or young player in return



    not only can Nash and Grabner be considered scoring wingers, but also depth, pkers, vets, speed, skill, leadership, experience, willingness, attitude, etc. You can look at Pax and Neal and check off a few boxes, but not as many. Nash and Grabner can fill multiple holes for a team, while adding an additional threat on top of that.

    Sure, some fans dont see Nash as the same guy, and GMS might not see him as a 40-goal scorer, either, but you cant discount everything else he can bring.
    I said before, these guys are ideal trade deadline acquisitions.





    Quote Originally Posted by josh
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    Seller's market this year. Both conferences are wide open, no clear-cut favorites. Negotiate effectively, and you could see some huge returns.



    And what the Rangers are offering is cream of the crop. Nash is a premire veteran, albeit on a scoring decline, and Grabner is the cheapest 20-goal scorer you'll find on the market, period. There is no reason—none whatsoever—that Gorton doesn't get a first-round pick for each.





    Quote Originally Posted by Dunny
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    Phil is in the mentions spitting fire.

    Good job, Phil.








    Quote Originally Posted by Dunny
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    Actually he's in the Grabner tweet mentions shitting on some douchebag from Calgary.



    Sometimes it's hard to ignore the idiots.

    Fifth-leading (tied) even strength goal scorer in the NHL is worth "a third... at best".



    Also, what's your handle? Or are you just stalking me for sexual gratification? I'm good with either answer.





    Quote Originally Posted by josh
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    Seller's market this year. Both conferences are wide open, no clear-cut favorites. Negotiate effectively, and you could see some huge returns.



    Lots of teams looking for scoring wingers. We have two of the best/most interesting available.

    I think the Rangers asking for 3 pieces for Nash are aiming a little high but we'll see. I'd be happy with a 1st and good prospect or young player in return
    Seller's market this year. Both conferences are wide open, no clear-cut favorites. Negotiate effectively, and you could see some huge returns.





    Quote Originally Posted by Dunny
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    Phil is in the mentions spitting fire.

    Good job, Phil.



    What is he saying?

    Fun strategic idea. Bruins interested in Grabs. Say we get their 1st and somehow Toronto's 1st. One of those teams is getting knocked out in the first round, end up with high pick. Obviously even better, trade with someone who might not make the playoffs. Heard Isles to be aggressive in trade mkt. Isles want Grabs? LA?
    I think the reality will be a lot less creative or fun. Nash is going to the central division or Anaheim for a 1st and a decent prospect. Dallas and Nashville will be bidding. St Louis would make sense but they do not have a 1st. Not sure how they compete.
    Of course if Staal complicates things too much, we won't let it scuttle the deal.

    We can play Toronto off with Tampa.

    McD, Nash (retain half), Holden or Staal (retain 2 mil) for Sergachev, Howden, Raddysh and their 1st

    or

    McD, Nash, Grabner, Holden (retaining half of everyone this year) for Point, Howden, Foote and their 1st
    ‏@NicholsOnHockey




    McKenzie: As of this moment, three pieces seem to be the asking price for Rick Nash. "A first-round pick, a top prospect, and another lesser player or prospect or pick." #NYR


    I think the injuries were a huge factor. He did shy away from contact and avoided crashing the net anytime he came back from an injury.





    Quote Originally Posted by Giacomin
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    Now that is ridiculous, Grabner has been crushing it since he's been a Ranger. You really think Grabs just turned it on in the last month.

    I guess you are also saying Nash was dogging it, but many observers felt he's been snakebit this year. I think he has been playing hard, going hard to the net with pucks and also working to consistently screen the goalie in the tough areas. Come on man, why are you running with that narrative? Let it go, it is off the mark.



    May be going hard to the net THIS year. Many games as a NYR he was a perimeter player. And soft as melted butter.





    Quote Originally Posted by Giacomin
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    I guess you are also saying Nash was dogging it, but many observers felt he's been snakebit this year. I think he has been playing hard, going hard to the net with pucks and also working to consistently screen the goalie in the tough areas. Come on man, why are you running with that narrative? Let it go, it is off the mark.



    Dogging it?? No. A big man playing small, FOKK YEA, for a while now. Maybe since his last concussion.

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