2012 NHL Trade Deadline: New York Rangers Making A Late Push For Rick Nash

Editor's Note: From now until 4:00 p.m. (when the last of the trades should be announced; remember that deals completed by the 3:00 p.m deadline don't get announced right away) we'll be running an open thread an hour. Not only will this keep load times down, but it will also create fresh conversation. Each thread will be updated with the various trades and rumors that have happened. Enjoy.

Here are some notes to build on from earlier:

- Darren Dreger reported around 2:00 that the Rangers have made a late push to acquire Rick Nash. He also states that on the other end, Rick Nash has been pressuring Columbus as well. This could be a very interesting end to this deadline.

- After going almost 5 hours without any deals, we have eight total trades, four of them coming through in the last thirteen minutes. Do you guys think any bigger deals are on the way?

Follow after the jump for all of the trades that took place today.

FEB 27 Andrei Kostitsyn, F
2013 2nd-round pick
Cond. 2013 5th-round pick
FEB 27 Mike Commodore, D
Cond. 2013 7th-round pick
FEB 27 Nick Schultz, D
Tom Gilbert, D
FEB 27 Keith Aulie, D
Carter Ashton, F
FEB 27

Jamie McGinn, F

Michael Sgarbossa, F

Mike Connolly, F

Daniel Winnik, F
T.J. Galiardi, F

2013 7th-round pick

FEB 27 Brian Lee, D
Matt Gilroy, D
FEB 27 Samuel Pahlsson, F
(2) 2013 4th-round picks
FEB 27 Johnny Oduya, D
2013 2nd-round pick
2013 3rd-round pick
FEB 27 Andrei Kostitsyn, F
2013 2nd-round pick