Found May 29, 2012 on The 6th Sens:
Like any general manager who’s doing his job and the due diligence that goes with asking the price on any ‘big name’ player, the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch is reporting that Bryan Murray kicked the tires on Rick Nash but balked at the asking price. Rightfully so. While the prospect of adding a legitimate scoring forward to compliment one of the team’s top two lines is an item that Murray acknowledged is on his offseason to-do list, the organization is hardly in a position to start sacrificing its best young prospects for a player who: a) turns 28 in June and will be 34 when he hits unrestricted free agency in 2018; b) is owed $7.8 million per annum through the 2017/18 season; c) had his career season – 40 goals and 79 points – three seasons ago; and d) has only cracked the 70 point threshold once in his career. In fairness to Nash, he’s coming off his fifth consecutive season of 30-plus goals, however, in light of some well documented historical evidence (here, here and here...

Rick Nash trade rumors heating up

The Rick Nash rumor train has taken a few weeks off as the attention of the NHL has been purely focused on the playoffs. However, as the summer heat arrives it brings Rick Nash trade rumors as reports are indicating that the Blue Jackets are prepared to resume talks over their prized forward. The NHL GM meetings, set to start Wednesday in New Jersey, will likely be the start of...

Blue Jackets Preparing to Deal Rick Nash as Franchise Hits Rock Bottom

On the morning of the 2002 NHL Draft, the Columbus Blue Jackets, a team with just two seasons in the NHL under its belt, made a draft-day trade with the Florida Panthers to secure the No. 1 overall pick. That pick was used on Rick Nash, the first and only face of the franchise Columbus has ever had. Nash has since evolved into one of the best power forwards in hockey. Unfortunately...

Senators May Have A Goaltender Available

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, The 30 GMs will gather for their annual meeting in New York Wednesday as the Stanley Cup final begins. That’s where teams will start to set the table for changes before the draft June 22-23 in Pittsburgh. While the Senators will likely try to deal blueliner Sergei Gonchar — who has one year left at $5.5 million, to make room for Erik Karlsson’s...

Senators FA Update

Here's your update: No formal contract talks with Karlsson yet; None with Filip Kuba and none with Matt Carkner. You're welcome. #Sens — Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) May 29, 2012 So there's a little morsel of information to satiate your appetite for Senators-related news. With NHL Free Agency set to open on July 1st at noon, the Senators have a slightly more than...

TRH Stanley Cup Final Preview: Jersey Boyzzz

The best part of this Stanley Cup Final is that I get to trash-talk one of the most esteemed members of The Royal Half family, Jersey Brian. Brian is responsible for some of the best posts here at TRH... including his co-writing credit on the smash hit, Rick Nash's "These Teams are on My List." But Brian has a bit of a dilemma... as a born and raised New Jerseyian who...

Pierre Dorion Speaks on the Radio: Sens Interview Yakupov

  With the NHL Combine taking place this week and executives and scouts doing their psychoanalysis of draft-eligible prospects, Senators Director of Player Personnel, Pierre Dorion, joined the Team 1200’s Healthy Scratches to talk about the process. The following is a transcript of what he said in the interview. As always, my thoughts are in bold. Q: How many interviews...
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