Found June 25, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers, How highly did the Blue Jackets value defenseman Ryan Murray before taking him with the No. 2 overall pick in Friday’s first round of the NHL Draft? Enough to turn down an eye-opening offer from the New York Islanders, who, according to numerous NHL sources, offered all of their picks—one in each round—for the right to move up from No. 4 to No. 2 for Murray. That’s right, for the Jackets’ No. 2 pick, the Islanders offered pick Nos. 4, 34, 65, 103, 125, 155 and 185. continued

Blue Jackets fire four scouts hours after the Draft

Some teams were happy with how their 2012 NHL Draft went. Some teams were content but wish things could have gone a bit better. Then there's the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blue Jackets were so unhappy with how things went at the Draft that they fired four of their scouts hours after the Draft wrapped up. Rumors have also circulated that the New York Islanders offered Columbus...

Rick Nash and the Penguins?

Oh god. From Elliotte Friedman: Have always believed Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson's best opportunity to deal Rick Nash will be after Parise's decision. Think some other teams hoped their first-round picks would really appeal to Columbus, but that wasn't the case. My guess is that Nash and Bobby Ryan, if Anaheim wants to do it, get dealt after Parise signs...

Nash, Draft Thoughts and Other Monday News…

This afternoon on Hockey Central, Jeff Marek and John Shannon were discussing the Rick Nash situation and coming back from a commercial break, they had the following exchange: Shannon: “If anybody is wondering why the Ottawa deal hasn’t gone through… pretty obvious… “ Marek: “For Nash, you mean?” Shannon: “With Rick Nash. Ottawa is not on the list...

Islanders Notebook: Prospect Camp Begins; Defense of Snow Trade Proposal; 8 Players Given Q.O

Photo courtesy of Jason Cohn, Reuters A report from the Columbus Dispatch said that Isles general manager Garth Snow offered the Blue Jackets all of their draft picks in return for the number two overall pick in the draft. There is some dispute as to who the Islanders were going to select with the pick. Some say they were after defenseman Ryan Murray, while others were contesting...

Visnovsky Sage Concludes Before It Begins

On draft day, the New York Islanders were the first ones to make an impact as almost immediately following the drafting of Nail Yakupov as the first overall pick, it was announced that the Islanders had traded their 2013 second round pick to the Anaheim Ducks for veteran defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky. The following day, an article started making the rounds in which Visnovsky, in...

Rick Nash's List of Teams He'd Be Willing to Waive NMC For: Ottawa's Not on It

The latest Rick Nash news comes courtesy of Aaron Portzline from the Columbus Dispatch: The New York Rangers, San Jose and Ottawa are potential destinations, too, but strike the Rangers from that list if they land Parise during free agency. The Dispatch has learned that Ottawa is not on the list of teams that Nash would waive his no-trade clause for, so he would...

Let The Talks Begin

from the CP at TSN, The NHL and NHL Players’ Association are scheduled to kick off formal talks on a new collective bargaining agreement in New York on Friday, according to multiple sources. Anxious fans have been waiting months for the sides to open negotiations on a deal that is set to expire Sept. 15. Despite the fact a season was lost the last time they went to the bargaining...

Please Stop Recruiting Rick Nash Mr. Friedman

In his latest 30 Thoughts blog post, Hockey Night in Canada's Elliotte Friedman has devoted a plethora of digital ink towards items that should pique the interest of Senators fans. But, rather than just copying-and-pasting some of the information related to impending UFA Justin Schultz and free agency, I'll encourage you to go to his blog and check it out yourself. Here are...
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