5/14/17 |Rick Nash said on breakup day that New York is his home, he loves being a Ranger and plans on being with the Rangers when training camp opens for next season. (SNY)
He said before the season that he needed to show that he belonged on the roster.
Larry Brooks writes that the Rangers aren't going to shop Rick Nash but will listen to a trade offer that made sense. (NY Post)
He added that they aren't going to trade Nash and accept 30 cents on the dollar for him. (NY Post)
Nash has one-year left on his deal with a cap hit of $7.8 million but an actual salary of $8.2 million.
Adam Rotter: Nash at times, in both the regular season and the playoffs, was still the Rangers best forward. He's still a pretty big offensive threat if he can get to the net and is also one of Alain Vigneault's most trusted two-way players. I think it's possible that Nash is not only back for this coming season but also re-signs after the year, at a much lower cap hit, to be the veteran/Marian Hossa type, that can still put in a few goals but is relied on for defense and leadership as well. That said, Rick Nash at half of his current cap hit is probably a player that most teams in the NHL would love to have and it's very likely he will be able to pick his spot when his contract expires.