Rick Nash may have played his last game as a Blue Jacket on Sunday. His is the biggest name known to be on the trade market as the NHL trade deadline arrives Monday.
If so, it was like so many other Nash games for the Blue Jackets. He scored a goal and they lost, falling 4-2 to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Consol Energy Center.
According to published reports, the Blue Jackets are in talks with the New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs regarding Nash, the Blue Jackets' No. 1 overall draft pick in 2002 and their captain since 2008.
The Blue Jackets don't have to trade Nash -- he's signed to 2017-18 -- but Nash's agent, Joe Resnick, turned up the temperature on Saturday, telling Canada's TSN that it would be best if Nash were not a Blue Jacket after Monday.
"We're hopeful a deal can get done prior to the trade deadline that is fair and equitable for the Blue Jackets," Resnick said. "However, if a deal is not reached, then the list of acceptable teams will not change at a later dat...