Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 2/17/12

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 24: Rick Nash #61 of the Columbus Blue Jackets lines up for a faceoff against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center on October 24, 2009 in Anaheim, California. The Blue Jackets defeated the Ducks 6-4. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, Calif. Columbus Blue Jackets star forward Rick Nash is on the trading block, and the Los Angeles Kings are allegedly one of a handful of teams he would waive his no-trade clause to play for, as reported by Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch. And that's all well and good. If an available six-time 30-goal scorer just reaching his prime alludes to wanting to play at Staples Center, and the Kings have the resources and salary cap maneuverability to bring him aboard, it's a major opportunity to take advantage of. Rarely do players of Nash's caliber come along mid-season while the Kings are hungry for offense. Make that "starving" for offense. Nash would amount to little more than a snack that would hardly quell the team's voracious goal appetite, one that has hardly been satiated through the season's first 58 games. Los Angeles currently ranks last in the NHL with 2.07 goals per game after Thursday's 1-0 home loss to the Phoenix Coyotes. They've been shut out seven...
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