Rick Nash Trade: Power-Ranking the Eastern Conference Post-Nash Trade

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Rick Nash Trade: Power-Ranking the Eastern Conference Post-Nash Trade
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Rick Nash has been dealt to the New York Rangers, according to TSN's Darren Dreger, in a deal that sees the Rangers give up Artem Anisimov, Brandon Dubinsky, prospect defenseman Tim Erixon and a first-round pick in the blockbuster trade.

The deal also sees the Jackets give up prospect defenseman Steve Delisle, and a conditional third-round pick in the exchange.

Upon his arrival on Broadway, Nash will undoubtedly help the Rangers score more goals—a definite hole in the Rangers' overall game last year.

Does this trade make the Rangers the best team in the Eastern Conference yet again? Here's a ranking of the Eastern Conference and how it might look next season.

Note: This is a power ranking, and not a standings prediction, A team such as Washington may be ranked lower than they finish in the regular season if they won the Southeast Division.

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