Ryan McDonagh. Nick Holden
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It was another day off the ice for the New York Rangers, but that doesn’t mean the organization was quiet Tuesday.

The New York Rangers are officially open for business.

Nick Holden is the first piece of this Rangers team that will not finish the season with the Blueshirts.

Holden will be taking his talents to the Boston Bruins, who sent a third-round pick and 24-year-old defenseman Rob O’Gara to the Blueshirts.

Getting to Know O’Gara

The Bruins selected O’Gara in the fifth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He has played in just 11 career games where he is a minus four.

It is expected that O’Gara is to join the Rangers and not head to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League. O’Gara has spent a majority of the season in the AHL with the Providence Bruins.

It isn’t known where he will fit on the Rangers blueline. For now, he will most likely fill in for the injured Ryan McDonagh.

Let the Speculation Begin

Trade deadline season is always a fun one. The Rangers had two of their top scouts in Kevin Maxwell and Doug Risebrough to watch the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the New Jersey Devils.

No deals that we know of are in the works, but it isn’t a regular thing to have an organization’s top scouts at one game. The Blue Jackets have been linked to Rick Nash, but nothing is imminent.

Casino Night Returns

The Rangers hosted their annual Casino Night at Gotham Hall.

Players and coaches mixed and mingled with some of the Blueshirt faithful. All proceeds of the event go towards benefitting the Garden of Dreams Foundation. If you ever get the chance to attend one of them do it. It is an absolute must for any Blueshirt fan, no matter what the situation of the franchise is.

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Dominick is a graduate of Canisius College. He has covered the Rangers for the last seven seasons and the Yankees for the last four.