Posted February 19, 2012 on
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Columbus Blue Jackets star Rick Nash got a taste of the New York media crush during a rare visit to Madison Square Garden.
Whether it's a sign of things to come remains to be seen, but that question will likely be answered within the next week.
Nash is the biggest name in the NHL rumor mill heading toward the Feb. 27 trade deadline. The rugged forward has some say in whether he will leave Columbus -- the only NHL team for which he has played -- and he is definitely on the New York Rangers' radar.
The 27-year-old Nash held a brief news conference Sunday night about two hours before the Blue Jackets faced the Rangers, but didn't shed much light on whether he would prefer to leave Columbus, or if New York would be a good landing spot if he is sent packing.
''I'm fine,'' Nash said when asked if he was comfortable with the sudden media attention. ''I played the Olympics a couple of times for Canada, so this is really nothing compared to that. I...
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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...
Alvin Chang at ESPN Insider reports that while the Rangers are willing to include Brandon Dubinsky in a deal for Rick Nash, young defensemen Ryan McDonagh and Michael Del Zotto will not be.Larry Brooks at the New York Post believes that Columbus' asking price is Dubinsky, McDonagh or Del Zotto, Chris Kreider and either a first-round pick or another of the Rangers' top prospects...
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...
We'll keep this Western Conference based unless people really want to discuss Philly picking up defencemen.
The first domino falls to Nashville
D Hal Gill
Conditional 5th-Round Pick (2013)
F Blake Geoffrion
F Robert Slaney
2nd-Round Pick (2012
The USS Hal Gill is best at the penalty kill and a sturdy, if aging, piece to add to Nashville's blueline. He...
Standings: Blue Jackets (17-35-6), Rangers (37-14-5)
NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (27-22-49)
CBJ Leading Scorer: Rick Nash (18-21-39)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (41 GS, 1.77 GAA, .941 SV%)
CBJ Goaltender: Steve Mason (31 GS, 3.47 GAA, .885 SV%)
(note: yes, you did read those Mason statistics correctly.)
Rangers Lines (probable):
Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian...