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If what RDS’ Renaud Lavoie says is true, there’s a greater chance that Ottawa will see Pluto Nash in a Senators jersey than the Blue Jackets’ Rick Nash.
Sens had discussions about Rick Nash. Seems like that trade won't happen, Bryan Murray told me.
— Renaud P Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) June 19, 2012
As a trade scenario that can be viewed as a stretch, we can finally put the Nash rumours to bed and stop scoffing at the alleged names that were tied to these trade negotiations – names that were probably leaked, much like San Jose’s Logan Couture, to help drive up the price for a team that actually has sincere interest in giving up the plethora of young pieces that it would take to acquire Nash or one that he’ll likely waive his NMC to go to.
At least now, we can quit fretting about pencilling in Nash’s abhorrent six year/ $7.8 million per annum contract into the team’s long-term plans and eventually, the league’s new CBA.
Yesterday, many of you raised the argument...
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It’s expected that the Columbus Blue Jackets will trade their only true All-Star player and face of the franchise Rick Nash on or before the upcoming NHL Entry Draft on June 22nd. Rumored trade discussions and speculated trading partners have been flying almost as quickly as trying to keep the hottest of DVDs on a Blockbuster store shelf.
And while some pundits and local observers...
from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun, The Senators have apparently made a strong pitch for Rick Nash.
Multiple solid sources have confirmed rumblings of Ottawa’s interest, saying GM Bryan Murray has indeed talked with the Columbus Blue Jackets about acquiring the two-time 40-goal scorer.
One insider went a step further by telling Sun Media the players the Senators proposed to send...
By Alexander Monaghan
“He’s gonna be a good player. And we don’t trade kids.” – Glen Sather on Chris Kreider
Following the New York Rangers’ demoralizing Eastern Conference Finals loss, the team’s president and general manager remained true to the cause. His team finished the season with 12 homegrown studs and an average age of 28. If he stays the course, his Rangers...
from Darren Dreger of TSN, The future of superstar forward Rick Nash headlines all pre-draft trade speculation.
The Columbus Blue Jackets know Nash would prefer a deal get done sooner rather than later, but if Zach Parise becomes a free agent, the Blue Jackets may have to wait beyond July 1 to get a true sense of what the trade market is willing to offer.
All seven Canadian NHL...
from Bob Hunter of the Columbus Dispatch, When Dave King spoke of the Blue Jackets’ future in 2000-01, during the team’s first season, I remember thinking how unfortunate it was that he wouldn’t be around for it. It was clear that he knew his stuff, and just as clear that he couldn’t possibly coach an NHL expansion team to enough success to keep from eventually getting fired…...
So guess what @creecher1200 and I talked about on the latest episode of The 6th Sens Podcast... And holy ****, did we actually manage to record a podcast before the draft like we said we would? Shocking. With the possibility of a Rick Nash trade dominating headlines and the 2012 NHL Draft transpiring this weekend, we were joined on the podcast this week by McKeen's Hockey'...
By Dustin Leed (@D_LEED)
It reminds you of the plague or something.
Black – and orange – death.
Trade rumors sweep across the computer screens of Philadelphia fans everywhere around this time of the year, leaving most fans with visions of Webers and Ryans and Suters and Nashes dancing in their heads.
And while most of the aforementioned names are extremely unlikely...
from Frank Seravalli of Frequent Flyers, At the beginning of one of the most crucial weeks of the offseason, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren held a press conference on Monday to discuss the team’s draft and free agency plans.
Here’s a few quick hits from Monday’s press conference:
—Holmgren laughed and said he “knew nothing” when asked about a rumor circulating...
As the offseason ramps up and we get closer to the draft, trade rumors take center stage. While many writers –MSM and bloggers alike– will try to stir up the conversation by using the E.K.L.U.N.D. rumor strategy to try to convince people they are true insiders, we won’t even bother with that. We are not insiders. We do not post fake rumors or even “logical” rumors. We take...
If last week’s teasers and subtle message-sending by general managers, player agents and even players themselves who may or may not be playing the media to skirt tampering rules whetted your appetite for pre-draft rumors, you’re going to love this week and weekend. With the Board of Governors meeting on Tuesday, the NHL Awards on Wednesday and the Entry Draf…I mean Draft taking...