Rick Nash Traded to the New York Rangers: 5 Things We've Learned from This Mess

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Rick Nash Traded to the New York Rangers: 5 Things We've Learned from This Mess
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Rick Nash is no longer a Columbus Blue Jacket.

The New York Rangers finally pulled the sword out of the stone after months of negotiations—including stalled talks at the trade deadline that lead to some sour feelings between general managers. All it took was Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, Tim Erixon and a first-round draft pick in the end, and the Blue Shirts got their man.

It will take some time to determine a winner and a loser in this trade, if it ends up that clear cut at all. When first round picks are involved, things can get a bit tricky. If you're a "the team that gets the best players wins a trade" advocate, then the Rangers win this hands down.

Yet, there is more to this deal than meets the eye.

After all of the hooting and hollering, there are a few things that everyone could learn from the entire process. Here are five things that we can all take away from a Rick Nash saga that, at times, matched Battlestar Galactica or the Walking Dead in melodrama and he-said-she-said hoopla.

 

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