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from Larry Brooks of the NY Post, If Rick Nash had been an unrestricted free agent last summer, would anyone have thought it a great idea for the Rangers to sign the power winger to a seven-year, $54.6 million contract carrying a cap hit of $7.8 million per?
Would general manager Glen Sather have really gone all in on Nash, making him not only the highest-paid player on the team, but the fifth-highest paid player (per cap hit) in the NHL while committing to him through 2017-18?
And if the answer to that question is even “not likely,” let alone, “probably not,” much less, “are you nuts?” even while acknowledging free agents get premium prices because teams don’t have to relinquish valuable assets in order to add them, then why would Sather make that commitment now when the cost will include prime beef?
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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...
We know that the Columbus Blue Jackets have made Rick Nash is available for trade. We also know that Nash has a no-movement clause in his contract, therefore being in full control of...
I recently wrote an article of the Top 10 Players most likely to be traded at the NHL’s trade deadline (February 27th at 3 P.M. EST). I took a bit of ribbing that, at most, three or four of those players on the list would be traded.
Then came the news that the Columbus Blue Jackets franchise player, Rick Nash, was placed on the trading market
So, to those who had some doubt...
Rick Nash still remains a possibility to be dealt at trade deadline while Tuomo Ruutu isn’t looking likely to be going anywhere.
Nash’s hefty contract with a $7.8-million hit has created feasibility problems for teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs.
But, the Leafs still seem interested in Nash. And here’s why Nash may be likely to waive that no-trade clause:
Pierre LeBrun at ESPN.com reports that while the Rangers covet Rick Nash, team brass is concerned about giving up too much and wrecking the good chemistry they have.Reports have the Blue Jackets asking the Rangers for Brandon Dubinsky, Chris Kreider and a first round pick for Nash.Meanwhile Ryan Kennedy at The Hockey News says Nash could cost more including Dubinsky, Kreider, Carl...
The closer we get to the February 27th trade deadline the crazier the trade rumors get. The biggest one involving the Rangers has the team making a pitch to acquire RW Rick Nash from Columbus. Some in the know (no, not that guy) rank the Rangers as one of the favorites (along with the Kings) [...]
First the Philadelphia Flyers acquired defenseman Nicklas Grossman from Dallas. Then the club added defenseman Pavel Kubina from Tampa Bay.Now is Philly going to do something really big, like land Columbus power forward Rick Nash? Or will the Flyers focus on getting better in goal, given Ilya Bryzgalov’s startling failure?Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren met with Blue Jackets...