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Thursday - March 25th

With 18 days remaining until the NHL trade deadline, all is relatively quiet on the Rangers front.

Not unexpectedly, the Rangers are probably going to be minor players this time round, without much in the way of short term assets they would be looking to part with.

Clearly they would look at offers for those on short term or expiring contracts like Brendan Smith, Ryan Strome, Jack Johnson and perhaps the likes of Colin Blackwell.


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Kaapo Kakko 5/8
Sat out for preventative reasons in last game
 
Brendan Smith 5/8
Sat out for last game of season
 
Julien Gauthier 5/6
Left the game after seemingly twisting/spraining his knee on a hit along the boards
 
Jack Johnson 5/6
Tried playing, but ultimately was not effective done for the season
 
Artemi Panarin 5/4
Is expected to miss the rest of the season
 
Ryan Lindgren 5/10
Is feeling a lot better that he was, no mention of on-going concerns
 
Chris Kreider 5/10
Mentioned that he had back spasms that he could not shake the last two weeks of the season
 
Jacob Trouba 5/10
Feeling much better, and probably would have returned this week if the Rangers were still playing
 
Brett Howden 5/1
Broke his foot blocking a shot
 
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Rick Nash has gotten off to a hot start

A Goal In Mind
Posted by Toby Ivey ≡ 5:26:12 PM - October 17, 2014

Right Winger Rick Nash is off to a fast start, with six goals and a game deciding goal in the shootout in his first five games.  Could he finally be delivering the type of offense that the Rangers expected when they acquired him back in the summer of 2013?

Going back to last year, Nash played just three games before being side lined by a concussion.  The injury seemingly held him back a bit, but he still took just twelve games to reach the six goal mark.  In his first season on Broadway, it actually took him seventeen games to reach six goals.

If you go back to his final year with Columbus, it actually took him twenty two games to reach the six goal mark, though that wasn't as bad as his rookie season, when it took him twenty six games to score his sixth goal of the season.

Prior to this season's record mark of four games, his best start to the year was in 2007-08 when he scored six goals through the first eight games.

His four game goal scoring streak came to an end last night, two short of his career high of six games.  He's now had four plus goal scoring streaks on ten occasions in his career, including two stretches of five games back in the 2007-08 season.

It's highly unlikely that Nash will be able to keep up this pace, after all we're talking about just five games in an eighty two game season, but it's certainly a promising start.  His best scoring rate for a whole season is back in 2005-06, the year after the lockout.  That year he scored 31 goals in 54 games, roughly four goals every seven games.  

His best performance for the Rangers to date was his first year, when he recorded 21 goals in 44 games just under a goal every two games, that was his fourth best rate of his eleven seasons to date.  Last year was his fourth worst, with a ratio of two goals every five games.

Providing he stays healthy, Nash would have to score at the following rates to achieve these goals:

10 goals - 1 goal every 19 games
15 goals - 1 goal every 8 games
20 goals - 1 goal every 6 games
25 goals - 1 goal every 4 games
30 goals - 1 goal every 3 games
35 goals - 4 goals every 11 games
40 goals - 4 goals every 9 games
45 goals - 1 goal every 2 games
50 goals - 4 goals every 7 games
55 goals - 7 goals every 11 games

Should be noted, that if he were to reach 55 goals, it would be a new Ranger record, surpassing Jaromir Jagr who scored 54 in the 2005-06 season.



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