As of Sunday evening, 21 hours before the deadline, it sure sounds as if the Rangers will not be getting Rick Nash. It also sounds as if, unless something major changes, they will not be making any significant moves before the 3 p.m. deadline tomorrow.
Guessing that Columbus wouldn’t back off their demands for top Rangers defenseman (Michael Del Zotto/Ryan McDonagh) and/or Chris Kreider in the deal for Nash.
I doubt that dealing Brandon Dubinsky or the No. 1 draft pick would have been an issue.
But it sounds as if Glen Sather is not going to bend on whatever he was offering, and that the Rangers are now out of the running for Nash.
I still imagine Sather might make some relatively minor deals to fortify his team for a playoff run, but wouldn’t be surprised at all if the day goes by without an NHL player coming or going.