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The possible trade of Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash will grab most of the headlines this summer in Columbus, but it's not the only seismic move on the club's horizon.
The Blue Jackets have a desperate need for improved goaltending but have only two goaltenders under contract heading into next season -- struggling starter Steve Mason and prospect Allen York.
Curtis Sanford, the Blue Jackets' best goaltender last season, signed a one-year contract with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv in Russia's Continental Hockey League for next season.
So now what?
General manager Scott Howson has made it clear that Mason could return to the Blue Jackets next season, but it won't be as the Jackets' No. 1 goaltender. Since winning the Calder Trophy and finishing second in the Vezina Trophy in 2008-09, Mason has been statistically one of the NHL's worst goaltenders. Last season, he was 16-26-3 with an .894 save percentage and 3.39 goals-against average.
The Blue Jackets would love to ...
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Could Rick Nash be heading to Philadelphia? Not if one player's infected foot has anything to say about it. NBC 10's Howard Eskin is reporting that Nash is rumored to be in trade talks with the Flyers, but is being held up due to the delayed surgery James van Riemsdyk needs on a torn labrum. The Blue Jackets reportedly want to make sure the young Flyers forward is 100 percent...
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Veteran NHL goaltender Curtis Sanford relocated to the KHL this summer, signing with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv.Sanford played admirably for Columbus last season under tough circumstances, going 10-18-4 with a .911 save percentage and 2.60 goals-against average. But the Blue Jackets are shopping for a new starter while planning to keep Steve Mason as the back-up, so Sanford, 32, needed...
from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, 1. Rick Nash, LW, Columbus: If talk indeed turns to action, Nash will be dealt this summer.
The New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and San Jose Sharks were left at the altar at the February trade deadline because they weren’t willing to pay the massive price being demanded by Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson….
2. Roberto Luongo, G, Vancouver...
Last night Howard Eskin reported that the Flyers were interested in a possible trade that would the Columbus Blue Jackets Rick Nash to Philadelphia. He stated the James van Reimsdyk would be who the Flyers send to Columbus. Eskin also said that JVR was delaying his surgery on his torn labrum to avoid getting traded. Here are Eskin's two exact tweets concerning this trade...
Flyers Winger James Van Riemsdyk became the subject of a report saying that he was intentionally holding up surgery to repair his right hip to stop a potential trade with Columbus for Rick Nash. The Flyers have refuted the report.
WIP’s Howard Eskin tweeted yesterday that Flyers’ winger James van Riemsdyk was holding up a potential trade to Columbus for Rick Nash by refusing...
The New York Rangers are scheduled to select 28th overall in the June draft (barring a trade for Rick Nash) meaning they will make their first pick later than they have since 2002, when New York selected center Lee Falardeau 33rd overall out of Michigan State.
By pick number 28, all of the “can’t miss” prospects will be long gone and there won’t be a whole lot of top talent...