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According to The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Rick Nash has a list of six teams he would be willing to be traded to, and that list does not include the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, San Jose Sharks, Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers are said to be on Nash’s list, all of which look to be good bets to be Stanley Cup contenders both now and for the foreseeable future.
So why not the Maple Leafs? First, Toronto can be a pain in the arse to play in. Unrelenting media attention, a general manager in Brian Burke who seems to be unable to land a proper centre for Nash to play with and the pressure of not winning a Cup in Toronto since 1967 are all factors for Nash, or any other NHL player considering the Maple Leafs as a destination.
Sure, Toronto’s fan base is amongst the most loyal in all of sports and the chance to play in front of family and friends can be enticing for some players, but with Toronto believed to...
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Although the Boston Bruins are on the approved list of teams that Columbus Blue Jackets forward Rick Nash would accept a trade to, do not expect the 2011 Stanley Cup champions to make a push for the talented winger.
Nash would love to play for the Bruins next season and beyond. He would be an instant upgrade to Boston’s offense, especially on their anemic power play...
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...
The Columbus Dispatchâs Aaron Portzline confirmed earlier this week that Toronto is no longer on the list of teams that star forward Rick Nash would prefer to be traded to.
The 28 year old winger is willing to accept a deal to six teams; Boston, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Jose and the New York Rangers, but not to the team that he âgrew up worshippingâ...
The NHL trade deadline came and went in late February, and so did the NHL draft in late June. The start of NHL free agency is now getting smaller and smaller in the rear view mirror, but Rick Nash -- who requested a trade in January -- is still a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets. How much longer can this go on? Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson remains resolute, insisting he won...
So we lost out on the guy that was supposed to rejuvenate a defensive corps that lost its best player, and one of the best defenseman to ever play the game. Ryan Suter didn't happen. And what is our defense going to do? I have Brendan Smith doing everything next year, so I'm not worried, but what we still haven't fixed is that forward sniper position. And no, I...
The Bruins would love to acquire Rick Nash from the Columbus Blue Jackets. The 28-year-old forward wouldn't mind going to Boston either, as the Bruins were one of six teams on Nash's preferred trade list. The problem facing the Bruins -- as well as the Red Wings, Rangers, Flyers, Penguins and Sharks, who are the other five teams on the list -- is that Blue Jackets general...
In yet another piece on Rick Nash, Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy discusses how the Columbus captain still has a Junior Hockey mentality meaning he tries to do too much on his own and thinks his size and power can overcome multiple player coverage from the defense.Wyshyski adds this quote from former Ranger and TSN analyst Ray Ferraro on the impact John Tortorella would have on Nash...
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...
Many have asked: One call can change all, but I get no sense that a Rick Nash trade is imminent. Holding pattern for now. #CBJ— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) July 10, 2012
...sweet, can't tell you how excited I am to hear this news....with all the news being posted about Nash on this blog lately, I'm ready to change the name to The Rick Nash Blog.***In news I'm assuming...
Eric Staal got some very good news a few weeks back when his Hurricanes made a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins to acquire one of Staal’s, brothers, Jordan, to play in Carolina. It not only made the Staal brothers happier, but it also made the Hurricanes much better.
But as it sounds, Eric is hoping that his Hurricanes are not quite through adding some key pieces...
While some players, particularly power forward Rick Nash, don’t want to play hockey in Toronto because they feel their every move will be scrutinized, James van Riemsdyk can’t wait to become the centre of attention for the Maple Leafs, literally. The 6’3″, 200 pound forward spoke to reporters in Toronto on Wednesday for the [...]
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There have been some interesting stories in the NHL offseason thus far. I’m still waiting to see what happens with the Rick Nash situation. I have to believe the Rangers pull the trigger on the Blue Jackets big man.
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