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Rangers fans chant “We don’t want you” at Nash

Feb 20, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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Rick Nash put forth a solid performance in Columbus’ 3-2 OT loss to the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, but it did little to endear him to the Blueshirt faithful.

The 27-year-old power forward — who, as you might’ve heard, has recently been the subject of trade rumors — scored his 19th goal of the season with under two minutes left to send the game into overtime. That’s when fans let Nash know what they thought of him (potentially) coming to New York.

From the Sporting News:

As Nash was announced as the scorer, the New York crowd erupted in boos, with a segment getting a chant of “We don’t want you” going. Of course, if Rangers brass acted only on the whims of the ticket-buying public, Sean Avery still would be in New York, rather than the AHL. For his part, Nash took it all in stride, partially echoing the “fans don’t boo nobodies” mantra of a long-ago New York import, Reggie Jackson.

“That’s the reception you’re going to get in any building if you score in the last minute, to tie it up on the road,” Nash said. “It was an exciting game and a tough one, and we were lucky to get one point.”

Despite the reception (and Nash’s PC response), it seems New York is one of the few teams in position to make a run at the Blue Jackets captain. According to Hockey Night in Canada’s Eric Francis, Columbus GM Scott Howson is looking for four players in exchange for Nash — an “impact player that can help them right now,” two top prospects and a first-round draft pick.

It’s believed the Rangers could compile a package involving Brandon Dubinsky, two of their four former first-round picks currently playing at the AHL/Junior/NCAA level (JT Miller, Dylan McIlrath, Chris Kreider, Tim Erixon) and their first pick in 2012.

Well, something along those lines anyway.

  1. mgp1219 - Feb 20, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    See what they chant when they lose in the first round of the playoffs.

    • odj810 - Feb 20, 2012 at 2:34 PM

      king henrik alone wouldn’t let that happen. Keep dreaming, there legit. I don’t even like the rangers but any true hockey fan can see that there a good team

  2. bcisleman - Feb 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    That’s alright, Rick. You are in very good company. They chant at another player even when he is not in the building and he hasn’t played in about 25 years. They chant his name because of a hit he made on one of their players 33 years ago that even their own coach said was absolutely clean. If NYR fans do to you what the do to The Captain Denis Potvin, you are in VERY GOOD company indeed!!!

  3. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Feb 20, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    The Rangers don’t have the pieces to make this deal. Dubinsky is above average at best and their first round pick will basically be a second rounder. I know Kreider is supposed to be good but one “supposed to be good” prospect won’t be enough for CBJ to deal Nash.

    • whatthehellisansky - Feb 20, 2012 at 1:05 PM

      well, not as long as mr mojo risin is the jacket’s GM, anyway.

  4. elvispocomo - Feb 20, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Kinda like the Canucks topping the “most overrated team” poll. You don’t get that kind of reaction without being in a higher position in the league, and Nash would be welcome on any team. I’m actually surprised the Bruins didn’t rank up there considering their play in the last 6 games (4 losses – 3 of which were shutouts – and 2 S/O wins).

  5. kitshky - Feb 20, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Hey New York fans …remember how booing and trashing Cliff Lee worked out for ya?

    • whatthehellisansky - Feb 20, 2012 at 1:13 PM

      Cliff Lee – the guy who was a free agent and decided to go back to a team he previously played for….

      How does that compare to this situation? Nash is under contract for the foreseeable future, meaning he would obviously have to be traded.
      I supposed youre saying he will not waive the no-trade clause to join one of the best teams in hockey? Because we booed him when he scored a last-minute goal against us? That makes a ton of sense…

    • ithacamike - Feb 20, 2012 at 2:23 PM

      They also chanted “can you hear us” at Bruce Boudreau last year in the playoffs…they were up 3-0 when they started chanting, but lost 4-3 in OT. Some people never learn.

  6. hanktheking - Feb 20, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    All of the comments are very humorous, filled with jealousy and envy…I as a Ranger fan don’t want Rick Nash at that price, esspecially if Chris Krieder is involved, as he has massive potential. The blue shirts are making noise any it has everyone on their heels!

  7. mrskunitzdrippinlips - Feb 20, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    mojorisin thinks hes the GM to every team. why don’t you go do us all a favor and get back to world of warcraft and let the big boys talk hockey

    • whlskey - Feb 20, 2012 at 2:05 PM

      I don’t know whether I should laugh hysterically, or throw my computer across the room and then punch myself in the face after reading this comment in which you actually believe that what you do is talk hockey.. Even if Mr. Mojo Risin’ is playing the part of every team’s GM, everything he has just said here about a Nash-to-Rangers trade not happening makes complete sense in terms of hockey talk and I highly doubt the CBJ’s would ever agree to this rumored trade with Dubinsky as the centerpiece for Nash.

  8. taytay099 - Feb 20, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    I have to agree with the chanting. Rangers fans have seen Sather make horrible moves for big names in the past and most of them failed. Bobby Holik, Eric Lindros, Scott Gomez, Chris Drury, Wade Redden, and Pavel Bure. A few of the trades and big name signings have worked out like Jagr and Gaborik and so far Brad Richards hasn’t been too bad. Great team this year so they shouldn’t trade away four big pieces for Nash.

  9. firemarshal1 - Feb 20, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Sather, don’t be stupid. Remember salary cap issues in future years to come. Also, no youth replacing our older players later on.

  10. cfab44 - Feb 20, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    lose in the 1st round ?? lmao i love ignorant posts by retards

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