Rangers may disregard Nash in the summer TheFourthPeriod.com
According to the Ottawa Sun, the New York Rangers did not appreciate the way Columbus Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson handled negotiations involving top-forward Rick Nash at the trade deadline.
While Rangers GM Glen Sather remains adamant he made a generous offer to the Jackets, which included forward Brandon Dubinsky, defenseman Tim Erixon and prospect J.T. Miller, along with two first-round draft picks, the deal failed as Howson was reportedly asking for too much in return.
The Jackets kept asking for star defenseman Michael Del Zotto, among others, which could push the Rangers from revisiting a deal for Nash in the summer.
Meanwhile, Howson could have seen his last season at the helm of the Jackets and a new GM could potential convince Nash to withdraw his request for a trade.
However, the captain is allegedly sick of losing and would most likely benefit from a change of scenery.