Both Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello's names have been brought up in relation to potential moves the Rangers might make at the trade deadline.
He said that he only hears about these rumors because he is sent messages and told about them, adding "this is not in my hands. If so, I'll make the best of it." (Nettavisen)
Larry Brooks writes that Mats Zuccarello should have enhanced value ahead of the trade deadline because an acquiring team would have two runs in the playoffs with him. (NY Post)
He adds that Zuccarello should be able to "yield a significant return." (NY Post)
Nash, a pending UFA, has had his name come up as someone the Rangers could trade if they don't believe they are contenders.
He said that he isn't thinking about the the possibility of being traded and that his sole focus is "on helping the Rangers win and helping the young guys here progress." (NY Post)
Adam Rotter: I'm not sure the Rangers have much interest in moving Zuccarello unless they get a package they can't turn down for him. He's the leading scorer and while he has been inconsistent this season, Alain Vigneault has praised the example that he sets on the ice.
Nash is a bit of a different story and his status will depend much more on where the team is in relation to the deadline and the kind of offers that they get. My guess, right now,is that it's probably 65/35 that Nash stays with the Rangers past the deadline but that could swing in the other direction quickly if the Rangers can't string wins together.