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Blueshirt Banter Jun 22, 2016

If Not Steven Stamkos, There Is No Rick Nash Replacement In Free Agency

We’ve discussed Rick Nash a lot this summer. We graded him on his performance this year, dissected his trade value and fictionally traded him in a web of moves that led the New York Rangers to Steven Stamkos. The reality is Nash has a high-dollar contract on a team that desperately needs to save cap space. Even though most fans who want him gone overlook all of his non-offense contributions, it makes sense to at the very least explore a Nash move this summer. Especially if it makes the Rangers younger, cheaper and puts them in a position to be better long term. Moving Nash for defensive...
Blueshirt Banter Jun 20, 2016

2016 Report Card: Rick Nash

Rick Nash. When the Blueshirt Banter staff was laying claim to the players we would be writing report cards for something made me claim Nash. I'm still not sure why I reserved the right to write about #61, but I did. So here we are. I see Rick Nash as an elite winger that generates offense like elite wingers are supposed to do. I also recognize that he plays very well away from the puck and that he gives the team a lot more than just goals and points. I consider the 2015-16 season an off year for the 32 year old. After setting the world on fire two seasons ago, this "off year" looked a lot...
Blueshirt Banter Jun 8, 2016

The Rangers First Move Will Say A Lot About Their Direction

Re-brand. Re-tool. Re-build. Re-adjust. This space has been filled with an ocean of digital ink talking about the potential moves the Rangers might be making this summer. We've covered everything from a potential Henrik Lundqvist trade conversation to how the Rangers will be renovating their prospect pool this summer in addition to whatever it is they're going to be doing. Re-build or re-tool? Hockey Stat Miner is in the middle of a multi-part series of articles (read part one, part two, and part three here) about this very question. We've dissected the trade value of Rick Nash. We've...
Blueshirt Banter Jun 3, 2016

Rick Nash Trade: The Dirty Details Of A Potential Move

It's silly season. Starting there seems appropriate considering the nature of this article. We've been through this before, but I'll refresh your memory of what I'm talking about here (in a story about the rumors of a Ryan McDonagh trade): 1) Leading up to the trade deadline. 2) The first week or so after the season ends (this period gets extended the worse the Rangers did that year). 3) The period that falls right before the draft and runs through the first few days of free agency. All of these dates have something in common: It's a time when player movement/speculation is far more...
Blueshirt Banter Jun 2, 2016

Gauging Rick Nash's Trade Value

With the rumors of the New York Rangers shopping dynamic winger Rick Nash on the trade market this summer, I thought I’d examine some trades made in the past few off-seasons to decipher some relativity as to his theoretical worth. A trade is dependent on so many countless variables; a team’s want and need, comparable alternatives, misjudgment of front offices, etc. But nevertheless... let’s look at some trades to see if we can’t get some sense of what trading Nash could yield Broadway. Of the 236 #NHL forwards to have killed 120+ minutes of 4v5 since 10/1/2013? Nash ranks:- 2nd in...

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