Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 7/13/12
It's a new day, which means that it is time for your daily, "Rick Nash trade talks are going absolutely nowhere," update. From Blue Jackets' beat writer Aaron Portzline:

"The Blue Jackets are still trying to trade captain Rick Nash, but the last few days have been exceptionally quiet between Jackets GM Scott Howson and his potential trade partners... what once was a torrent of water has now slowed to a trickle.

'There are no deadlines,' Howson told The Dispatch today."

Portzline then gives us the, "one phone call can change everything" line that has more or less become the official motto of the Rick Nash Sweepstakes. Howson says there is no deadline, and while to some extent I am sure that's true, the reality is that an unhappy Rick Nash in the Columbus locker room and the media circus that will inevitably swarm the team is not a healthy situation. You have to think that eventually Howson will have to sacrifice some of his reportedly ridiculous demands. But then again, this is Scott Howson. So who knows what will happen.



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