From Blue Jackets to Blue Shirts

Rick Nash has been traded to the Rangers. Working on details now, but I have to post this before someone ninja’s my epic headline.

What he said.

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Blue Jackets get: Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, Tim Erixson and 1st round pick.

Rangers get: Rick Nash. (AND a 3rd round pick AND someone worse than Lebda)

We get: We get to move on. It’s been an unfortunate summer so far because the best players for sale are either playing for division rivals or within the conference. If it was the East that was selling, we would be having a better July.

Seems to me the Rangers got a pretty good deal out of this. Dubinsky showed promise for a couple seasons, but his numbers dropped quite a bit last year. I think the offer Detroit made was better, but once again, no one wants to make deals with their rivals.