Bruins Acquire Rick Nash From Rangers For Spooner, Beleskey, Others

Bruins Acquire Rick Nash From Rangers For Spooner, Beleskey, Others

It's easy to take in some sticker shock when it comes to the Rick Nash trade, finalized with five pieces leaving the Bruins for NY on Sunday, as it relates to the Bruins.

Rick Nash is 33-years-old and the Bruins paid a steep price to acquire him Sunday. NY receives forwards Ryan Spooner and Matt Beleskey, defenseman prospect Ryan Lindgren, a 2018 first-round pick, and a 2019 seventh-round pick for Nash.

Nash knew he was on the move due to being in the final year of his contract, eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, and having the Rangers ask him to submit a list of teams he'd consider joining. It is a one-year pact, worth $700,000.

Gionta most recently served as captain of Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The Bruins play at Buffalo on Sunday and are coming off a 4-3 loss at Toronto on Saturday night.

In Nash, the Bruins gets a veteran winger.

Bruins Acquire Rick Nash From Rangers For Spooner, Beleskey, Others

Nash is nowhere near the franchise forward he had been during most of his career in Columbus and NY, but he still brings a lot to the table. Gorton has turned Nash, Nick Holden and Michael Grabner into three prospects (Lindgren, Yegor Rykov, Rob O'Gara) and four futures. The NHL trade deadline arrives Monday afternoon at 3 pm.

The Rangers are slipping out of playoff contention in going 5-16 in their past 21 games since January 7, and have lost six straight in preparing to host Detroit on Sunday. They now have two first-round picks, which gives them two picks in each of the first three rounds of the 2018 draft. Ryan McDonagh, still on the block, could bring back more than any of them.

In anticipation of trading Nash, the Rangers had the forward sit out their past two games to avoid the possibility injury.

When his time in NY ended with the 1975-76 season, Ratelle left his stamp on the franchise, ranking second in goals, assists and points in addition to a Bill Masterton Trophy, Lady Byng Trophy, a Ted Lindsay Award and four All-Star games.

Nash didn't fit into New York's future plans as he played out the final season of an eight-year deal for $62.4 million he signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He has also appeared in 77 career postseason games, recording 41 points (15 goals, 26 assists). Like Nash, Spooner could've had a big postseason this season to make up for past failure, but would you rather trust the guy with a track record of wilting under pressure or the guy known for going to the dirty areas and playing a strong 200-foot game (not to mention 289 career National Hockey League goals). In 472 career games with the Bruins and Anaheim Ducks, he has 75 goals and 157 points. The trio comprised the most successful trio in franchise history, the Goal a Game line, and during the 1971-72 season, it combined for 133 goals and 302 points, the most in team history.

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