After laughing off trade rumors last weekend, New York left winger Brandon Dubinsky now has accepted the real possibility of a deal, which ' if it happens Sunday or Monday ' would make Saturday night's home game against the Sabres Dubinsky's last as a Ranger.
"If I came out and scored 30, 35 goals this season, we wouldn't be having this conversation," Dubinsky told the Daily News on Friday, taking full responsibility for his lack of production with six goals and 19 assists in 56 games. "But there's how many days up until the deadline? All I can do is focus on my game and helping us win." Dubinsky doesn't want to be an ex-Ranger but there's no question that he has to be part of the New York package if the Rangers are going to acquire Rick Nash from the Columbus Blue Jackets. There have been reports that Nash won't be going to the Rangers unless they are willing to part with Dubinsky, 2009 first-rounder Chris Kreider, Ryan McDonagh or Michael Del Zotto and a first-round pick.