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Blue Jackets beat writer at Aaron Porzline went on WFAN yesterday & said this...@Aportzline just said that from what he understands, (can't confirm) but a deal of Dubinsky, Stepan and a pick could get Rick Nash to NYR.— Brian Monzo (@BMonzoWFAN) July 7, 2012
H/T to reader James W, who I will have big news about on Monday....i love Stepan, but to me this is a no brainer. If true, Sather has to make this deal....while Stepan is guaranteed to be a solid NHL player, you're crazy if you think he'll ever develop into the caliber of player Nash is. Not saying this will happen to Stepan but do you remember how good Dubinsky was his rookie year. Plus he was better in the faceoff circle. Rangers need scoring and this deal is the answer. If this deal does go down, Anisimov will be counted on to step up and be the 2nd line center we all hope he can be....to be honest, I'm more concerned about the length of Nash's contract (until 2018) than giving up Stepan.***Having sai...
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It's pretty obvious that the Blue Jackets have to trade Rick Nash at this point. It's still extremely unclear, however, where he'll go and when he'll be moved. Columbus general manager Scott Howson continues to listen to offers for the All-Star forward, but according to the Columbus Dispatch, the process is moving very slowly. The report even speculated that the Blue...
While the Rick Nash trade talks heat up, along with the temperatures in many parts of the country, many teams are dropping out of the Nash sweepstakes, as they are simply fed up with the Columbus Blue Jackets asking price. While it is unknown as to how many teams exactly are still highly involved in the Nash talks, it is known that many teams are through dealing with...
Wasn't it supposed to be a quiet offseason? Initially, the Boston Bruins promised that they weren't planning to very active in free agency, professing to be looking for roster tweaks rather than the splashy move. With the team's salary cap issues, it wasn't a surprising revelation for a club which just won the Stanley Cup 13 months ago and had kept its core relatively...
from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, “Most people I know feel like there’s more to give there yet with Rick,” said former NHL forward Ed Olczyk, now an analyst for NBC and Comcast SportsNet Chicago. “There’s still that untapped ability. You wonder what numbers he could put up if he played on a really good team with really good offensive players.
Unfortunately for you guys, I can't see you through my computer so here's some more Rick Nash nonsense from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch..."One phone call could get the deal done, Howson has noted. Boston, Detroit, the New York Rangers, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and San Jose are all on Nash's approved list, but the Rangers and Flyers would appear to have...
Over the weekend, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus-Dispatch was a guest on WFAN radio in New York and said he felt Blue Jackets superstar Rick Nash could be had for a package of Derek Stepan, Brandon Dubinsky and a first-round pick, causing a slight uproar amongst Rangers fans who felt Stepan for Nash was a no-brainer.To listen to the entire interview, click hereToday, Steve Zipay...
Ever since Rick Nash was formally put on the block last season, we have had quite a bit of discussion on the topic here at BSB. Interestingly, it seems our readers (and writers, for that matter) are pretty evenly divided in the pro or anti-Nash camps. This is understandable given his large and lengthy contract, his (seemingly) declining production and his superstar status on...
from Rob Oiler of the Columbus Dispatch, Rick Nash is unhappy in Columbus, but during his nine seasons here, he always has acted professionally. Unless that changes — and it is possible; a prolonged holdout meant to force a trade would be a big shift in professional behavior — the CBJ’s best player will remain as such. He will perform on par with his skill, not his employment...
from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, NEWS: Columbus Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson says he refuses to accept anything less than “market value” for disgruntled captain Rick Nash.
VIEW: That’s all well and good, but that same market is basically dictating Nash is not worth the combination of what Howson is asking, plus the pillaging of roster players and prospects Howson insists...
All quiet on the Penguins front. But there are two really good reads out there today.
1. That Columbus beat writer who probably is more well known outside of Columbus than in, had a great piece on the Rick Nash fiasco. [ Blue Jackets Extra ]
Howson won’t give him up until he gets market value, and his trade partners — the six clubs on Nash’s approved list...
As the first wave of free agent signings has passed and deals for big name players such as Rick Nash and Roberto Luongo remain conjecture, the Maple Leafs current roster configuration remains a puzzle.
The lone move of GM Brian Burke, adding free-agent Jay McClement was to address the teamâs lack of size, as well as adding a solid checking center, but that gives Toronto...
One of the most frequently asked questions this offseason after, “is Rick Nash a Ranger yet?” has been, “who the heck is Kyle Jean?”
The answer is simple: he’s the latest gem uncovered by Gordie Clark and New York’s superior scouting staff, which has developed something of a Midas touch over the last couple of years.
It wasn’t long ago that the Rangers were completely...
Before I lay my head down for a few hours and then prepare for that awful 6 AM alarm, here’s a brief summary of the Red Wings news I missed over the past 36 hours. Done a little quickly and on a no-particular order source-by-source basis…
Well, okay, except for the beginning. ESPN’s Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun had a chat about the Red Wings as potential suitors for Rick...