The trade winds on Monday were blowing quite the storm through Columbus. At the eye of that storm was the seemingly never-ending story of Rick Nash, Scott Howson and Glen Sather. Right down to the 3pm Eastern Time deadline it was believed that the New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs were the final suitors for the star left-winger’s services. Throughout the rather slow and uneventful trading deadline day, both of TSN’s TradeCentre Insiders, Darren Dreger and Bob McKenzie, reported that the Rangers were in the midst of trying to swing a deal to secure the Brampton, Ontario native’s services as the Blueshirts made a big push to bring back to the Big Apple it’s first Stanley Cup since 1994. However, in the end, the king’s ransom that Howson was seeking for Nash was ultimately rejected leaving the disheartened Nash chained to Columbus, Ohio, a place he unequivocally wants to leave.
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Tim Erixon has certainly experienced a full gamut of emotions the past two-plus years and especially in the last six weeks.
The Connecticut Whale’s rookie defenseman decided against signing with the Calgary Flames, after being their first-round pick (23rd overall) in 2009. Faced with the prospect of losing Erixon’s rights before this year’s NHL draft, Flames general manager Jay Feaster traded Erixon and a fifth-round pick to the New York Rangers on June 1, 2011, for prospect forward Roman Horak and two second-round picks in June.
Veteran right wing Jeremy Williams, the Connecticut Whale’s leading goal scorer and only AHL All-Star last season, won’t be returning to Hartford.
The 27-year-old Williams wasn’t offered a new contract by the parent New York Rangers and has signed a one-year deal with the EC Salzburg Red Bulls in the Austrian Elite League, where his opponents will include former Hartford Wolf Pack players Craig Weller, Cory Larose, Marvin Degon, Francois Fortier, Mike Ouellette, Burke Henry and Tyler Donati.
In his only season with the Whale, Williams led the team with 32 goals, tying his career high with the Grand Rapids Griffins the previous season, and was second in points with 55, six behind center and close friend Kris Newbury, who is signed for next season. Williams was scoreless in one game with the Rangers.
Maybe you’ll get the same feeling when you hear the full news on this, but when we heard the news that the New York Rangers made today in acquiring defenseman Tim Erixon, the son of one-time Ranger Jan Erixon, it just felt eerily like elements of Flounder and Pinto pledging to the Delta Tau Chi fraternity in the film Animal House.
Flounder says, “No sweat. My (Father Jan) was a (Ranger). That makes me a legacy. They have to take me. It’s their law. Don’t worry.”
So the New York Rangers sent their two second round picks in the upcoming NHL draft in Minneapolis to the Calgary Flames and the team’s 2009 fifth round choice forward Roman Horak to get Erixon and a fifth round pick.
What makes this extremely strange is that the Rangers organization is extremely deep on defense and Horak is an offensive minded forward which the team is very low on.
This has the feeling that another move is coming that will see some defense leaving.
Okay, Since I’m acting like Bud Fox with my analysis of this situation, we move on to Wall Street…
Gordon Gekko says, “Bright but not bright enough, Sherlock, roll the dice and play a little monopoly… what box would (Glen Sather) land on (to get himself a forward)?
That boys and girls is up to you to decide…
Here’s the official release: