Columbus GM Scott Howson rejected what is believed a Rangers' final offer of Dubinsky, 21-year-old defenseman Tim Erixon, 2011 first-rounder J.T. Miller, 2010 second-rounder Christian Thomas and a first-round selection in this June's Entry Draft.
I think I might have been okay with that. Did not want to give up McD, MDZ or Kreider. Even so--it's a little more than I would have offered so I don't mind that it didn't get done either.
Congrats by the way to Dubinsky--he dodged a bullet.
Whether in the short term we fall short because of offense--the Rangers have kept their core intact and they hang on to some fine prospects who should help them in the future. Between Lundqvist and our young D we should be a team to be reckoned with at least for a while. Before the season a lot of us were thinking--not this year but 12-13 was when everything was most likely to gel. We should be a better team next year--so see how far this team can take it and who knows they might surprise us even more.
If the rumored package was actually offered by Slats, I think I could have lived with it had it gone through, adding Nash without losing Kreider would have been a victory in itself.
That being said I can live without getting Nash, but I am still a little worried about scoring in the playoffs with our current roster. Only time will tell.
I was defending and defending and defending the guy, but Howson really ****ed up their revealing that information on Nash. Everyone could probably figure it out, but there was no proof. Now, it's all over.
Not the strongest play by Howson there, first time I've doubted his job security.
Also HIGHLY agree with this:
Originally Posted by stan the caddy
Everybody's ripping Howson for not taking the offer because it was so massive. Well if it's such a no-brainer, that means Sather's giving up too much.
If Howson had any vision,he would've taken that trade.
Erixon has the potential to be just as good as the Rangers other top D
Miller will be a top six forward on a good team and top nine forward on a very good championship caliber team
Thomas is a smaller player. Ton of skill. Great shot.
Hagelin was in Michigan last season. Stepan and McD were in college two years ago.
It won't be very long before Erixon,Miller and Thomas will be NHL players.
He has no vision on how to build a team.
He has so much money tied up in D. Tyutin,Wisniewski,Methot and Johnson. More than $17M tied up in those 4 players.
Darren Dreger reported on TSN the Rangers are happy the trade didn't go down.
Of course the Rangers are happy. It's been only 2 hours, and Nash's trade value has already dropped. If they can't find a better option, re-explore Nash during the summer. Personally, I think there will be better options out there due to his cap hit.