It’s official: Rick Nash, Steve Delisle and a conditional 2013 3rd round pick (pick goes back to the Blue Jackets if the Rangers make the Stanley Cup final) for Brandon Dubinsky, Tim Erixon, Artem Anisimov and 2013 1st round pick.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Deal official. If the Rangers make it finals, the conditional 3rd round pick goes back to the Blue Jackets.
- Katie Strang via twitter: “third-rounder coming back to Rangers is conditional”
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Has been told the minor leaguer is Steve Delisle. Blue Jackets haven’t confirmed though.
- Darren Millard via twitter: “In fact the $7 mill in nash isn’t as bad when sather dumps the $4 that went with dubinsky. Pressure on nash to raise his #’s.”
- Greg Brady via twitter: “Nash overpaid? Yes. Overrated? Yes. Sather going to be disappointed? Yes. Does CBJ look Mickey Mouse getting only this after 5 months? YES.”
- Dan Tencer via twitter: “As one-sided as the trade is (and it really is), I think much of the criticism of Howson is unfair. He had an impossible circumstance here. “
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The minor leaguer going to Rangers is likely because the Blue Jackets would have been over the 50 contract limit.
- Joe Haggerty via twitter: “Rangers kept all of their untouchables out of the Nash deal. Bruins didnt want to disrupt their team or take on that albatross of a contract “
- Corey Pronman via twitter: “Erixon is the kind of player the advanced stats guy will like. Will take a ton of defensive zone starts and play versus top forwards. “
- Kevin Weeks via twitter: “Tough trade 2 execute but
#CBJ took long time & I believe that compressed the market (teams) & value in return compensation.”
- Mike Hume via twitter: “Lopsided trade potential aside, if Erixon blossoms CBJ could emerge from the summer with a solid top-pair for future in Erixon-Ryan Murray.”
- Doug Maclean via twitter: “If these names are right this is a disaster for cbj.”
- Todd Cordell via twitter: “Nash wanted out and CBJ had to trade him. Every GM knew that and wouldn’t give top assets. Why are people surprised at this deal? “
- Anthony SanFilippo via twitter: “That said, terrible return for Columbus… just terrible. Poor Jackets fans.”
- James Gordon via twitter: “You know, for all the Howson-bashing going on, the market decided Nash’s price. Still feel he is way, way overrated.”
- Dan Rosen via twitter: “The return Columbus got for Nash if the reported trade goes down seems fair, but they all have to pan out for it to really work for CBJ.”
- James Cybulski via twitter: “How does it take Carolina and Pitt 24 hours to make a fair Staal deal, and yet the Nash trade takes 5 months to agree on that package? “
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: “The Jackets needed to a hit a home run with this deal. This is not a home run. They had better offers at the trade deadline.”
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Portline mentions the Blue Jackets are sending a 3rd round pick and a minor league defenseman.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: “Howson was in a tough spot, but it looks like he caved just to trade Nash rather than hold out for value.”
- Mike Harrington via twitter: Harrington wonders how exactly does Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson still have a job after this fiasco?
- Rick Springhetti via twitter: “One thing though, if Erixon accepts the trade, CLB will have an excellent group of young D-men with Erixon, Murray, Moore and Savard. “
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Artem Anisimov is the 4th piece in the Nash deal
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Brandon Dubinsky, Tim Erixon and a 1st are believed to be 3 of 4 pieces involved.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Confirms that Nash has been dealt to the Rangers. The Blue Jackets reached out to Nash this morning and were granted approval.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Rick Nash to the Rangers is done, pending a trade call. Derek Stepan is not included. 5 pieces going to Columbus.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: A Rick Nash trade to the the Rangers is in the process.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Multiple players involved, contracts are being reviewed, etc. All to be done before a trade call.