According to Bruce Garrioch in the Ottawa Sun, the main reason that Columbus didn’t send Rick Nash to the Rangers was because they never budged on wanting 2009 first round pick Chris Kreider.
Glen Sather refused to move Kreider in any deal at the deadline.
The Rangers offer for Nash was believed to be Brandon Dubinsky, Tim Erixon, JT Miller, Christian Thomas and a first round pick.
Glen Sather phone interview with CBSSN openly praying/nudging Chris Kreider (scored tonite) leaves BC for NY Rangers after college season
— John Buccigross (@Buccigross) March 4, 2012