Jun 9, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) skates with the puck against Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov (26) during the second period in game three of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers unlikely to trade Rick Nash

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The New York Rangers got steamrolled in the Stanley Cup this year by the Los Angeles Kings and it’s caused the amazing run the team went on to be remembered a little less special of a way than fans would have liked. Still, the offseason for the Rangers is one in which there was hope the team could get better and hope that some big moves would be made.

According to Larry Brooks from the New York Post, despite trade rumors involving Rick Nash, Rangers fans shouldn’t buy into anything other than the future the former MVP has with the team he’s on right now.

But I’m here to tell you that a trade is not happening. Nash has a no-move clause in his contract in force through the end of this season that management has no intention of asking him to waive and No. 61 has no intention of volunteering to forfeit.

The Rangers are not asking Nash to leave town after two seasons on Broadway in which he led the team in goal-scoring both times, and No. 61 is not asking for an exit from New York after recording a sum of four goals in 37 playoff games.

The concept is not on the table for either party.

 

Trading Nash is something that some fans have called for but not only does it appear that Nash won’t play anywhere else, the Rangers don’t seem all that excited to let him slip away, even if his postseason production was far less than spectacular. At the end of the day, Nash will likely be in New York for the foreseeable future and that won’t likely change unless some sort of deal comes around that both Nash and the Rangers can’t pass up.

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  • Lucy

    Wow, that first paragraph is brutal to understand.

  • Nick Cowie

    I don’t think they got steam rolled. 3 of their losses were in o.t, 2 in double o.t. The one loss in regulation the Rangers outshot the Kings 36-12. That goalie interference blew the momentum and lead they had. The Zuccarello tripping call that went to the wrong guy, Kings scored and that turned that game. No question both of those calls were instrumental in the way the series unfolded. Hard to say what would have been, officiating was pretty bad, could have went 7.