Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/12/12

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 10: Rick Nash #61 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates up to a face off during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on October 10, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Blue Jackets defeated the Coyotes 2-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The NHL trade deadline came and went in late February, and so did the NHL draft in late June. The start of NHL free agency is now getting smaller and smaller in the rear view mirror, but Rick Nash -- who requested a trade in January -- is still a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets. How much longer can this go on? Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson remains resolute, insisting he won't trade the franchise's Mr. Everything for less than "market value," even as the six clubs on Nash's "approved" list get their rosters set for the 2012-13 season. The Columbus Dispatch, citing league sources, reported that the Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks are the only clubs to which Nash has indicated he would approve a trade. He has a no-trade clause in his contract. Howson has had trade talks with clubs not on the list -- the Carolina Hurricanes, Ottawa Senators and possibly others -- but there are no indications Nash...
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