The San Jose Sharks have contacted Columbus about forward Rick Nash and are becoming a strong contender to land the Blue Jackets captain, reports TSN’s Darren Dreger.
The Sharks, as Mark Purdy of the Mercury News wrote recently, are in need of a veteran top-six forward that can provide offense with consistency. Nash is among a number of players that would fit the bill, however, Purdy points out that his $7.8 million cap hit through 2018 and Columbus’ asking price may be a make the Sharks turn their attentions elsewhere.
San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture. Photo courtesy Flickr user Dinur.
According to Dreger, the Sharks balked at requests from the Blue Jackets that forward Logan Couture be included in any deal for Nash. Couture, along with forward Joe Pavelski Purdy says, are non-starters in any deal for Nash. Despite those players being off the table, Dreger expects the Sharks to remain in the hunt for Nash until it’s over — one way, or another.
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