Rick Nash Trade: who won?

I don’t know. But I’ll tell you this much: there’s next to zero chance of the Rangers finishing with more than last year’s 109 points and Columbus finishing with less than last year’s 65.

 
  • Token

    Unloading that Albatross of a contract Nash carries is a win for CBJ. They got decent players back considering how mismanaged the whole process was. Nash was in total control of the deal and CBJ is lucky to get this much back for a 70 point player.

  • m_and_m

    So will Nash be blocking shots for Tortorella?

    • JZarris

      In between periods, yes.

      • http://www.mcsorleys-stick.com/ Quisp

        He said “for,” not “of.”

  • LomitaKingsFan

    This whole process reminds me a lot of the ordeal we went through with Smyth. What looked like a losing trade for the Kings at the time turned out to be a huge win.

  • Garrett79

    I agree that New York is unlikely to improve on last year’s point total, especially in the division in which they play, but the winner of this deal won’t be determined by regular season success. If the Rangers win a Stanley Cup in the next six years with Rick Nash in their lineup, they win the trade. For Columbus, the bar probably isn’t as high. If the BJs improve on last season and start challenging to make the playoffs consistently, maybe they won, but it would also require that attendance not drop off significantly and the Rangers do not win the Cup.