I'll admit though, a bit sad to see Erixon go...I do think he'll be a very good 2nd pairing guy, but he was expendable due to our depth at the position. I expected Dubi and Arty to go...happy because those were the two I felt absolutely fine giving up off our current roster.
It seems as though Sather stood firm on Dubinsky and Anisimov as the two main pieces. Who knows if Erixon was originally a part of the deal or not, but if it took him in there to sway Howson to say yes, it's an obvious move to make.
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired forward Rick Nash, defenseman Steven Delisle and a conditional third round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft from Columbus in exchange for forwards Artem Anisimov and Brandon Dubinsky, defenseman Tim Erixon and a first round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
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