Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 2/18/12

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 24: Rick Nash #61 of the Columbus Blue Jackets lines up for a faceoff against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center on October 24, 2009 in Anaheim, California. The Blue Jackets defeated the Ducks 6-4. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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 ...
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