Well, we’re at the end. K’Andre Miller, Ryan Lindgren, Mika Zibanejad, Artemi Panarin, Tyler Motte, Vladimir Tarasenko, Niko Mikkola, and so many more were involved in this. As well as some great soldiers like Ryan Strome, Pavel Buchnevich, and Derick Brassard. Some of the recent deadline acquisitions like Copp can be linked back to this one trade.
It just goes to show you for all of those people that did not like the Nash trade when it was made of the deal that shipped him out to Boston that you need to look at where things lead before you can evaluate. This deal is responsible for a third of the blueline directly, two of the key forwards indirectly, and played a part in the recent trade deadline additions that Drury has made.
Overall, this trade tree is a resounding success for the New York Rangers at the moment, and with the likes of K’Andre Miller, Ryan Lindgren, and Mika Zibanejad still, on this roster and valuable members of the NHL, there will be chances for the Rangers to grow this even more branches and continue to impact the way the Rangers operate.
A trade from more than a decade ago is shaping the New York Rangers franchise. Rick Nash had more than 500 points for this franchise, and his biggest impact on this organization may be his arrival and departure and the assets the Rangers were able to acquire with him. Whether they were able to hit in the draft or find value where others didn’t in a deal, this seems like a resounding win for the Rangers.