According to Larry Brooks in the NY Post, Scott Howson is demanding Derek Stepan in a deal for Rick Nash and Glen Sather still refuses to include Stepan in any deal.
Brooks writes “ This isn’t just a measure of Stepan’s value as a player straight-up against Nash’s value. It is a measure of Stepan’s value carrying an $875,000 cap hit without the possibility of salary arbitration on at least his next contract against Nash’s value carrying a $7.8 million cap hit through 2017-18.”
60% of readers would not include Derek Stepan in a deal for Rick Nash.
Advanced Stats were used to see if the Rangers should part with Stepan for Nash.