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NHL Trade Deadline 2012: Rangers Not Willing To 'Dismantle' Team

The NHL trade deadline was eventful for New York Rangers fans, however, it didn't end with Columbus Blue Jackets goal-scorer, forward Rick Nash, ending up as a blueshirt. Instead, the first-place Rangers and their general manager Glen Sather decided to not completely blow up their roster for the star.

"They’ve played very well," Rangers General Manager Glen Sather said of his club. "The coaching staff likes the team that we have. I like our team. I wasn’t going to dismantle any of the pieces out of the organization."

Despite not making a blockbuster move, New York did make a small improvement to its lineup at the deadline, but it came at a very minimal price.

The Rangers pulled off one deal on Monday, landing hulking defenseman John Scott from the Chicago Blackhawks. He cost only a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft back to the Blackhawks. Sather likes the versatility that the 6-foot-8, 270-pound, Scott provides as he can play either on defense or at forward.

Without their new acquisition, the Rangers blanked the New Jersey Devils, 2-0, on Monday. New York is back in action Thursday, as it visits the Carolina Hurricanes.

For more Rangers coverage, visit our team page or our blog Blueshirt Banter. For a recap of the NHL trade deadline visit the SB Nation New York StoryStream.