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While the Rick Nash trade talks heat up, along with the temperatures in many parts of the country, many teams are dropping out of the Nash sweepstakes, as they are simply fed up with the Columbus Blue Jackets asking price. While it is unknown as to how many teams exactly are still highly involved in the Nash talks, it is known that many teams are through dealing with Columbus.
It has been no secret that the New York Rangers have been high on Nash for quite some time, as they look for some help to their anemic offense. But smartly, New York has been unwilling to meet the asking price of Columbus in order to pull off a deal for the talented winger. It would not make sense for the Rangers to part with such players as Chris Kreider, Ryan McDonagh and others for Nash, while they could simply sign a free agent and give up nothing in return.
But the while the Rangers may be getting frustrated, they have not dropped out of the running, as have the Carolina Hurricanes. After cou...
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It's pretty obvious that the Blue Jackets have to trade Rick Nash at this point. It's still extremely unclear, however, where he'll go and when he'll be moved. Columbus general manager Scott Howson continues to listen to offers for the All-Star forward, but according to the Columbus Dispatch, the process is moving very slowly. The report even speculated that the Blue...
Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson isn't saying much about his quest to trade team captain Rick Nash.
Reached Thursday, Howson said only, ''We are working very hard'' and added that he is not facing a deadline to make a deal.
Nash, the franchise leader in most offensive categories, revealed midway through last season that he had asked to be traded...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson isn't saying much about his quest to trade captain Rick Nash.
"We are working very hard" was about the limit of the conversation when Howson was reached Thursday. He also added that he is not facing a deadline to make a deal.
Just about everyone else believes that things should be heating up....
Wasn't it supposed to be a quiet offseason? Initially, the Boston Bruins promised that they weren't planning to very active in free agency, professing to be looking for roster tweaks rather than the splashy move. With the team's salary cap issues, it wasn't a surprising revelation for a club which just won the Stanley Cup 13 months ago and had kept its core relatively...
from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, “Most people I know feel like there’s more to give there yet with Rick,” said former NHL forward Ed Olczyk, now an analyst for NBC and Comcast SportsNet Chicago. “There’s still that untapped ability. You wonder what numbers he could put up if he played on a really good team with really good offensive players.
Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that Anton Stralman, who was tendered a qualifying offer at 105 percent of the $900,000 he earned last season, was among the list of 16 NHL players who did file for salary arbitration yesterday.Gross adds that with Stralman filing for salary arbitration, it likely signals the desire on both sides to work out a multi-year deal in the ballpark...
Now, NSH GM Poile MUST find out if he can re-sign Weber long term. If not, he needs to begin shopping him. NYR/STL have assets to make deal
— EJ Hradek (@EJHradek_NHL) July 4, 2012
...as I've posted on this blog, Weber is one of the few (very few) guys I'd be willing to give-up the farm for. The Rangers haven't had a legit power play quarterback since Leetch, and...
After more than three days of anxious waiting, the top two free agents on the market finally agreed to new deals on Wednesday. And forward Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter will share a new home, with the two highly sought after stars both signing with the Wild. Minnesota dished out a combined $196 million to lock up Parise and Suter for the next 13 years, with both players carrying...
One of the most frequently asked questions this offseason after, “is Rick Nash a Ranger yet?” has been, “who the heck is Kyle Jean?”
The answer is simple: he’s the latest gem uncovered by Gordie Clark and New York’s superior scouting staff, which has developed something of a Midas touch over the last couple of years.
It wasn’t long ago that the Rangers were completely...
After suffering a surprise exit in the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals at the hands of the New Jersey Devils, the New York Rangers knew they needed to work out some kinks during the offseason. So far, the Blueshirts have placed an emphasis on getting tougher on the ice as they continue to retool the roster.
New York did lose Brandon Prust, who was one of their enforcers...
Before I lay my head down for a few hours and then prepare for that awful 6 AM alarm, here’s a brief summary of the Red Wings news I missed over the past 36 hours. Done a little quickly and on a no-particular order source-by-source basis…
Well, okay, except for the beginning. ESPN’s Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun had a chat about the Red Wings as potential suitors for Rick...