Rick Nash Deal Would Have Made No Sense for Rangers, Who Are Already Stanley Cup Contenders (Video)


The juiciest trade rumors leading up to this year's NHL trade deadline involved Columbus forward Rick Nash, who surely would have provided plenty of scoring punch to a team in need of offense.

Nash didn't end up getting dealt, but among the teams rumored to be interested in the former 40-goal scorer were the New York Rangers. This was a scary thought considering how good the Rangers are already, but it also created questions as to why they would go after Nash in the first place.

Columbus was seeking a king's ransom in exchange for its captain, and the Rangers have already established fantastic team chemistry throughout this season. Bringing in Nash would have been a huge risk for a team that has already proved it's capable of being a Stanley Cup contender come playoff time.

The Instigators debated the Rangers' actual interest in Nash this past week. Check out the video above to hear what they had to say.

TMZ logo

© 2017 NESN