Found February 18, 2012 on
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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 that the once unthinkable – Rick Nash possibly being traded by the deadline – could never happen, much less the possible domino effect that may occur, thereafter? – I say:
What do you have to say, now?
This stunning development, a player who was once told was ‘off-limits’ to other inquiring General Managers (GM’s) in the National Hockey League (NHL), suddenly being asked which teams he would waive his No Trade Clause (NTC) for has made an otherwise underwhelming trade deadline into much more exciting than having to watch NHL pundits toss their Blackberry’s to each other.
And after the manic rumors that ensued ...
BEST OF MAXIM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. Columbus Blue Jackets star forward Rick Nash is on the trading block, and the Los Angeles Kings are allegedly one of a handful of teams he would waive his no-trade clause to play for, as reported by Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch.
And that's all well and good. If an available six-time 30-goal scorer just reaching his prime alludes to wanting to...
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...
Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash may be days away from getting traded for the first time in his NHL career, but he has no interest in discussing what might lie ahead.
Meeting with the media on Sunday afternoon before the Blue Jackets played the New York Rangers in Madison Square Garden, Nash issued a flurry of "no comments" when asked to comment on his named being bandied...
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post, If Rick Nash had been an unrestricted free agent last summer, would anyone have thought it a great idea for the Rangers to sign the power winger to a seven-year, $54.6 million contract carrying a cap hit of $7.8 million per?
Would general manager Glen Sather have really gone all in on Nash, making him not only the highest-paid player on the team...
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...
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...