Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 11/9/14

ST. LOUIS, MO. - JANUARY 12: Rick Nash #61 of the Columbus Bluejackets waits for a face-off against the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center on January 12, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Columbus Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson explains to TSN what he's looking for in return for Rick Nash...

"If we do complete a trade, we're trading out a 30 to 40 goal scorer," said Howson. "Defence is probably the strongest part of our team if we look at it today, so we're looking to get some NHL forwards back first and foremost."

...fine, Dubi and AA for Nash. Done. I'll even throw in Christian Thomas for good measure.

Howson also discussed Nash's value to the Blue Jackets...

"I have a value that I've placed on Rick and that our whole organization has placed on Rick," Howson said. "He's an elite player, he's been a tremendous ambassador for our franchise and our city and we're very comfortable with the value we've placed on him and until we get that value, we're going to keep working away at it."

...sorry to break the news to you Howson. You're not getting equal value back. He better trade Nash soon or I can guarantee you he's going to have a troubled superstar on his hands that'll have no value before he knows it.

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