Found February 25, 2012 on
It's one of the busiest times of the year for NHL general managers and one of the most exciting for hockey fans. The NHL trade deadline always generates plenty of buzz, with rumors and opinions running rampant leading up to the big day. This season is no different, as many names have already surfaced as potential trade chips, with the biggest being Columbus Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash. However, a Nash deal -- and any other big trade -- seems unlikely, as NHL GMs are beginning to take a new approach to building a winner. Check out the video above...

Nash may have played last game with Jackets

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...

Rangers Acquire D John Scott, No Rick Nash

The New York Rangers have announced the acquisition of defenseman John Scott from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a fifth round draft pick. Scott, age 29, will add size and depth to the Blueshirts' blue-line with a 6-foot-8, 270-pound stature. He's one of the toughest players in the NHL and loves to drop the gloves, but moving forward, I'm not sure how often he...

Predators, Canucks add pieces; Nash stays put

The Nashville Predators and Vancouver Canucks added some reinforcements for a playoff run, while Rick Nash's wish for a deal didn't come to fruition Monday as the NHL trade deadline passed without any blockbuster moves.Having won a playoff series for the first time in franchise history a year ago, the ...

Despite rumors, Jackets keep star Nash (AP)

Everyone expected the Columbus Blue Jackets to make a deal before the NHL's trade deadline on Monday. They did. But it did not involve star Rick Nash. Nash was the most prized player available in the league's annual late-season market day. Despite reports of strong pushes from several teams, Nash stayed put.

Rick Nash Among Many Good NHLers Up For Grabs

There is something for everybody as the NHL trade deadline nears.Shopping for an offensive center? Then perhaps underachieving Derek Roy could be pried from Buffalo. He still has point-per-game ability and a scenery change might do him good.Shopping for a match-up forward with playoff grit? Then perhaps Steve Ott could be your guy, since Dallas seems willing to part with him.Here...

Eric Smith: As The Nash Turns

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PHT: Nash not dealt by Jackets before trade deadline

PHT: After all the bluster and hopes of his agent to see his client dealt by the trade deadline, Rick Nash is staying put in Columbus.


    Chris Kunitz had to two disallowed goals, and they were both ****** calls. Should have been 6-2. Malkin scored again. Thiessen got his first win. Hope Rick Nash gets traded to hell. See you on the Internet tomorrow.

GM on Nash: Didn't want to dismantle Rangers

Rangers general manager Glen Sather had conversations with the Jackets about trading for superstar winger Rick Nash, but no deal was consummated because Sather didn't want to "dismantle" his team.

Why the Preds did NOT Overpay for Gaustad and Other Deadline Musings

Photo Credit: Yahoo Sports Love his philosophy or hate it, you can never say that David Poile doesn’t have a flare for the dramatic. When the news broke on Saturday evening that an unlikely bidder in the Rick Nash sweepstakes had emerged in the form of the Nashville Predators, I was certain that we were going to be in for a nailbiting few days.  While that trade didn’t come...
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