By Tom Dougherty | @todougherty
The Rick Nash saga has finally come to an end.
Columbus traded Nash to the New York Rangers along with minor league defenseman Steven Delisle and a conditional 2013 third-round pick in exchange for forwards Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov, defenseman Tim Erixon and New York’s 2013 first-round pick.
With the addition of Nash, the Rangers once again become the favorites in the Eastern Conference until Nashville makes their decision whether they will match Shea Weber’s offer sheet signed with the Philadelphia Flyers.
But things can change if the Predators make the smart business decision. Should Weber end up bracing the blue line in Philadelphia, the shift could swing into the Flyers’ corner depending on whether Philly sends anything to Nashville in a Chris Gratton type trade.
Adding Weber would significantly change the landscape in the Atlantic Division, much like the acquiring of Nash does for the Rangers.
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