New York is stupid to give up that kind of package for Nash. They made it to the ECF and now their going for ANOTHER big time acquisition and they already have Gabby at #1 RW. I mean I guess you could move him to LW but that's nearly $21 million on one line! If that was the trade this is what their line-up is without any signings
Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal:
The Oilers have until June 25th to decide whether to send qualifying offers to their 9 RFAs. Cam Barker is likely gone. They are trying to trade Linus Omark at the draft rather than qualify him. The Oilers will certainly send offers to Sam Gagner, Jeff Petry and Devan Dubnyk. Theo Peckham will likely get qualified, same with AHLer Chris VandeVelde. Hunter Tremblay and Alex Plante are iffy. The Rangers are doubtful to part with Chris Kreider in a Rick Nash deal, but they could dangle Artem Anisimov, Brandon Dubinsky, Derek Stepan, Michael Del Zotto and a 1st round pick.
The Blackhawks are asking lots of questions about Malcolm Subban, they draft at #18. Matheson is hearing that the Kings donít want to trade Jonathan Bernier until they have Jonathan Quick signed to a contract extension. The parameters for Bernier may have been set by the Anders Lindback deal, 2 2nd round picks. The Blue Jackets may not be as sold on Bernier than they were with Lindback. Former Oilers coach Tom Renney spoke with the Capitals about their vacant head coaching position. If the Oilers draft Ryan Murray instead of Nail Yakupov, the Blue Jackets may go with Filip Forsberg over another Russian. Do the small Canadiens then draft another small player in Yakupov (5′ 11″)?
Rick Nash / Brad Richards / Marian Gaborik
Carl Hagelin / Brian Boyle / Ryan Callahan
Chris Kreider / Mike Rupp
Marc Staal / Dan Girardi
Ryan McDonagh / Michael Sauer
There missing a lot of pieces here. I mean they would need a complete 4th line & Honestly a 2nd line center. They also need a back-up goalie and a 3rd pairing, OH and they still need a #3 RW.
I just don't see how in the Rangers case trading for Nash will make them a better team. If that is honestly the asking price the Rangers need to walk away.