Buzz: The Rangers Aren’t Trading Certain Players

According to Larry Brooks in the NY Post, the Rangers are not trading Marc Staal, Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan and Ryan McDonagh, along with Ryan Callahan, Dan Girardi and Henrik Lundqvist, in a deal to acquire more scoring.

Brooks notes that the Ducks aren’t interested in Brandon Dubinsky and while they would have interest in Derek Stepan, the Rangers may not like having Artem Anisimov or Brandon Dubinsky as the second line center.

He writes that the Rangers probably can’t acquire Ryan unless they relent and move some of their younger players. Brooks also notes that the Rangers won’t acquire Rick Nash unless Columbus GM Scott Howson lowers his demands.

In regards to Nash, Brooks writes that Nash’s agent has said that he won’t expand his list of teams and that the Flyers and Senators are not on that list.

According to Jeff Z. Klein of the NY Times, Howson asked for Brandon Dubinsky and a combination of Derek Stepan, Carl Hagelin, Chris Kreider, Ryan McDonagh, Michael Del Zotto and possibly two first round picks in a deal for Nash at the deadline.

He notes that McDonagh, Kreider and possibly Hagelin are untouchable.