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07-23-2012, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Hoarding Assets View Post
according to dreger ... Nash to Rangers (Erixon, Dubinsky a 1st (not sure of year yet) + Anisimov
Next year's 1st. We also sent a 3rd round pick (that comes back if NYR makes the Cup finals) and a defenseman who was laughingly described as an "AHLer" in early discussions, but in practice can barely stick on our ECHL team and was traded just so we wouldn't go over the 50-contract limit. (And if he is AHL level in New York, then suddenly I feel even more bullish about our blueline depth...)

The popular spin is that when they were being counted on in New York, Anisimov and Dubinsky combined scored about 100 points. Which means there's at least a teensy tiny bit of hope for next season, because we sure as hell are going to be leaning on them a lot - the only guy on our team left who scored 20 goals (not "or more", just 20 goals) last year is RJ Umberger.

I'm just kinda hoping we can turn and deal Erixon for something nifty and valuable. Rangers fans reached a new low with me by showing up and telling us "no, no, you got a good guy; he just couldn't make the top-4 here". Never mind that he wouldn't make it up here, either, or that we already had one spot available for three different kids of similar pedigree. It takes real talent to make people feel worse like that.

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