COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson isn't saying much about his quest to trade captain Rick Nash.
"We are working very hard" was about the limit of the conversation when Howson was reached Thursday. He also added that he is not facing a deadline to make a deal.
Just about everyone else believes that things should be heating up.
Nash, the Blue Jackets leader in most offensive categories, revealed midway through last season that he had asked to be traded. He has a no-trade clause in his contract, and has given the club a list of possible destinations.
It was thought that once top free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter signed (both with Minnesota earlier this week), interest in Nash would climb. Among the reported suitors are the New York Rangers, Detroit, San Jose, Carolina and Philadelphia.
Nash's camp is not speaking, either. He has not addressed the situation publicly since the regular season ended and his Toronto-based agent, Joe Resnick, did ...