Digityman Posted February 28, 2012 Share Posted February 28, 2012 Larry Brooks of the New York Post tells us how high, as New York Rangers GM Glen Sather offered a significant package that didn't come close to this asking price:He is believed to have offered the Blue Jackets a five-asset package including Brandon Dubinsky, 21-year-old top defense prospect Tim Erixon, highly regarded 2011 first-round draft choice J.T. Miller and 2010 second-round pick Christian Thomas, along with a 2012 first-round selection in order to make it happen as yesterday's 3 p.m. trade deadline approached.There is a difference though between lusting and sinning, the latter the impulse Sather ultimately resisted by rejecting Howson's laughable demand the package include Dubinsky — plus either Ryan McDonagh or Michael Del Zotto — plus either Derek Stepan or Carl Hagelin — plus 2009 first-rounder Chris Kreider, the Boston College winger who conceivably could join the Rangers when his college season ends — plus a 2012 first-round selection.So the headline would have read: "Rangers trade Brandon Dubinsky, Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan, Chris Krieder and a first-round pick for Rick Nash." Wow.Five assets for one player. Three more and $15 million in cash, and we're in Lindros territory.Dealing one asset off a first-place team's roster would have been a risk. Dealing three from the 2011-12 Rangers, plus a can't-miss prospect and a first-rounder, is nonsensical. PuckDaddySo the offer from the Rangers was:Dubinsky, Tim Erixon, J.T. Miller, Christian Thomas & 2012 1st (basically going to be a 2nd)Counter offer from CBJ was:Dubinsky, McDonagh or Del Zotto, Stepan or Hagelin, Kreider & a 2012 1stWOW.I have a feeling Nash is going to stay in Columbus his entire career. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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