— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) July 3, 2012
He adds, “Told there are lots of ways #NYR could get this done w/o Kreider, Stepan or McDonagh. As noted, McDonagh does not make sense as centerpiece.”
It has been reported multiple teams by Larry Brooks that Columbus is asking for at least two of the three players.
Darren Dreger tweets at Portzline and says, “CBJ should let the NYR know that. Multiple scenarios have been pitched by NY and turned away.”
Adam Rotter: This is gamesmanship and two sides trying to tell two different stories. The Rangers end of things is saying that Columbus is being unreasonable and won’t get off their demand for Kreider, McDonagh, Stepan. The Columbus side is basically saying, we are willing to make a trade, it’s the Rangers who are unwilling. Both sides are trying to blame the other and it’s probably a little bit of both.