Let’s all take a moment to pass along our sympathies to reader John M., who has singlehandedly been mounting a campaign for the Rangers to take on Peter Forsberg.
It now looks like that’s not going to happen, with “TSN reporting”:http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/ that Forsberg is instead headed to Nashville in exchange for Scottie Upshall, Ryan Parent and two picks.
Two immediate breaks for the Rangers: they wouldn’t have to face Forsberg on Saturday. And they would no longer be clouded with the delusions of trying to get Forsberg themselves. Or at least not this season.
Meanwhile, there are some of you who might not be against parting with Karel Rachunek, even if it’s in exchange for a backup Zamboni driver. But I’m not sure the Rangers can fit two Zamboni drivers under the cap, so you can probably look forward to more highlights like we saw at the end of the first period.