Found June 15, 2012 on The Majors Detroit:
As the summer moves on the Rick Nash sweepstakes will more than likely heat up with interested teams submitting their offers to the Columbus Blue Jackets. One team though that’s not expected to get in on the Nash race despite their need at forward are the Detroit Red Wings. The biggest reason as to why the Wings will stay clear of Nash is the asking price. Any team including Detroit would love to get a forward like Nash on their roster. However Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, notes that if the Wings were to make a deal, Valtteri Filppula, Brendan Smith and a first round pick (which they do not have in 2012) would likely be included in any deal. Not to mention that the asking price for Detroit could be much high given the Wings being a division rival of the Blue Jackets. Ref: Detroit Free Press

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