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In yet another piece on Rick Nash, Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy discusses how the Columbus captain still has a Junior Hockey mentality meaning he tries to do too much on his own and thinks his size and power can overcome multiple player coverage from the defense.Wyshyski adds this quote from former Ranger and TSN analyst Ray Ferraro on the impact John Tortorella would have on Nash..."He's not playing junior hockey any longer if he ends up in New York (John Tortorella) and Detroit (Mike Babcock), I'll promise you that. Those coaches will get it out of him in a hurry."...no offense to the Blue Jackets, but they're a fledgling organization, who have allowed Rick Nash to do what he wants in an effort to keep him happy and in a Columbus uniform. Which to me has actually stunted his growth as a player. His success in the league is a testament to his talent. But I think if you stick him on a real contender with a no nonsense coach (I know Hitchcock is a great coach, b...
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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...
Although the Boston Bruins are on the approved list of teams that Columbus Blue Jackets forward Rick Nash would accept a trade to, do not expect the 2011 Stanley Cup champions to make a push for the talented winger.
Nash would love to play for the Bruins next season and beyond. He would be an instant upgrade to Boston’s offense, especially on their anemic power play...
Kevin McGran at the Toronto Star reports that the Rangers organization would have been gutted if they traded for Rick Nash at the trade deadline..."Other teams, notably the Rangers, refused such high demands at the trade deadline. It was noted recently to the Star by one Ranger front-office employee that Howson wanted so much, the Rangers would look like the Blue Jackets by...
The NHL trade deadline came and went in late February, and so did the NHL draft in late June. The start of NHL free agency is now getting smaller and smaller in the rear view mirror, but Rick Nash -- who requested a trade in January -- is still a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets. How much longer can this go on? Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson remains resolute, insisting he won...
So we lost out on the guy that was supposed to rejuvenate a defensive corps that lost its best player, and one of the best defenseman to ever play the game. Ryan Suter didn't happen. And what is our defense going to do? I have Brendan Smith doing everything next year, so I'm not worried, but what we still haven't fixed is that forward sniper position. And no, I...
The Bruins would love to acquire Rick Nash from the Columbus Blue Jackets. The 28-year-old forward wouldn't mind going to Boston either, as the Bruins were one of six teams on Nash's preferred trade list. The problem facing the Bruins -- as well as the Red Wings, Rangers, Flyers, Penguins and Sharks, who are the other five teams on the list -- is that Blue Jackets general...
Ever since Rick Nash was formally put on the block last season, we have had quite a bit of discussion on the topic here at BSB. Interestingly, it seems our readers (and writers, for that matter) are pretty evenly divided in the pro or anti-Nash camps. This is understandable given his large and lengthy contract, his (seemingly) declining production and his superstar status on...
from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, NEWS: Columbus Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson says he refuses to accept anything less than “market value” for disgruntled captain Rick Nash.
VIEW: That’s all well and good, but that same market is basically dictating Nash is not worth the combination of what Howson is asking, plus the pillaging of roster players and prospects Howson insists...
Many have asked: One call can change all, but I get no sense that a Rick Nash trade is imminent. Holding pattern for now. #CBJ— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) July 10, 2012
...sweet, can't tell you how excited I am to hear this news....with all the news being posted about Nash on this blog lately, I'm ready to change the name to The Rick Nash Blog.***In news I'm assuming...
Eric Staal got some very good news a few weeks back when his Hurricanes made a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins to acquire one of Staal’s, brothers, Jordan, to play in Carolina. It not only made the Staal brothers happier, but it also made the Hurricanes much better.
But as it sounds, Eric is hoping that his Hurricanes are not quite through adding some key pieces...
While some players, particularly power forward Rick Nash, don’t want to play hockey in Toronto because they feel their every move will be scrutinized, James van Riemsdyk can’t wait to become the centre of attention for the Maple Leafs, literally. The 6’3″, 200 pound forward spoke to reporters in Toronto on Wednesday for the [...]