According to Larry Brooks in the NY Post, the Rangers will NOT include Ryan McDonagh, Tim Erixon, Chris Kreider, JT Miller or Michael Del Zotto in any deal for Rick Nash. Columbus, according to Brooks, asked for those players in a deal.
Brooks says that the Rangers are prepared to trade Brandon Dubinsky, Christian Thomas and maybe Dylan McIlrath, along with a first round pick, to get Nash.
Brooks doesn’t think that Columbus would accept that offer from the Rangers.
At Rangers Report, Carp writes, “Not convinced he’s coming. And I’m not sure I’m strongly one one side or the other. I’m only convinced they want him. I have no idea how far they’ll go to get him, and I don’t think they will go near the rumored demands that include any of these guys: Stepan, McDonagh, Del Zotto … and I am taking an educated guess that they will make all attempts to keep Kreider out of the deal, too. I could be completely wrong.”