Found June 21, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
In my previous article on Rick Nash I outlined the variables and complications associated with the foregone conclusion in some league circles that Columbus Blue Jackets lone franchise player, Rick Nash, will be traded prior to or during the upcoming National Hockey League (NHL) Entry draft, scheduled for Friday, June 22nd. The Columbus Dispatch’s stellar beat reporter Aaron Portzline disclosed “that as many as seven teams have had “significant” trade conversations with Blue Jackets General Manager (GM) Scott Howson about Nash during the past 10 days and that a handful of other clubs – three or four, maybe more – have ‘kicked the tires’ to see what a deal might cost them.” Much like the limited potential list of suitors who Nash had provided to Howson – those for which Nash would consider waiving his No Movement Clause (NMC) – no one except Howson knows who has made the specific offers.  However, it is known that specific teams were actively pursuing, and appear to continue to purs...

Rick Nash Trade Wouldn't Make Sense for Most Teams Given Risk of Such a Deal

If and when Rick Nash is traded, he'll bring plenty of star power to his new team. Star power only means so much. Nash is an exceptional talent, no doubt, but whichever team finally pulls the trigger on a deal for the five-time All-Star may end up doing so more out of desperation than necessity. Because of that, the Blue Jackets will likely come away as the winners of any trade...

Blue Jackets still hanging on to Nash after draft

Columbus Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson looked calm and relaxed Saturday in the back hallways of the Consol Energy Center during the final rounds of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh, Pa. The patient GM with a knack for remaining calm under pressure -- sometimes accused of being too calm -- was speaking coolly on the phone. This did not look like a GM who still...

Why Trading Rick Nash is Complicated

It’s expected that the Columbus Blue Jackets will trade their only true All-Star player and face of the franchise Rick Nash on or before the upcoming NHL Entry Draft on June 22nd.  Rumored trade discussions and speculated trading partners have been flying almost as quickly as trying to keep the hottest of DVDs on a Blockbuster store shelf. And while some pundits and local observers...

Draft Day Thread: Nash Rumours

Plenty of information is flowing through the Interwebs and fortunately Twitter seems to be fully operational today so now Senators fans can all go ******* crazy because... Bryan Murray says he's still in talks with Columbus about Rick Nash. Says the #15 pick has not been part of any trade discussions. #Sens — AJ Jakubec (@AJonSports) June 22, 2012 This is just the latest...

Draft Day 2012: The Fantasy Take

Friday’s draft came and went with no Rick Nash or Roberto Luongo trade… yet. For those inevitable trades to occur there’s always the free agent frenzy period and the weeks following. In other words, hockey player news during the summer seems to happen in large doses that force us into information overload, followed by long periods of dry spells which include delusional excitement...

NHL GMs set stage for trades, free agent bidding

Power forward Rick Nash still belongs to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Goaltender Roberto Luongo remains the property of the Vancouver Canucks. Defenseman Keith Yandle is a Phoenix Coyote.The New Jersey Devils still have the negotiating rights to pending unrestricted free agent Zach Parise. Similarly, the Nashville Predators kept the rights to potential UFA Ryan Suter.Will these players...

The 6th Sens Podcast - Episode 61 ft @katshockey

So guess what @creecher1200 and I talked about on the latest episode of The 6th Sens Podcast... And holy ****, did we actually manage to record a podcast before the draft like we said we would? Shocking. With the possibility of a Rick Nash trade dominating headlines and the 2012 NHL Draft transpiring this weekend, we were joined on the podcast this week by McKeen's Hockey'...

Draft Day Preview: Should the Philadelphia Flyers Go After Weber, Nash, Ryan, or Suter?

Getty Images By Dustin Leed (@D_LEED) It reminds you of the plague or something. Black – and orange – death. Trade rumors sweep across the computer screens of Philadelphia fans everywhere around this time of the year, leaving most fans with visions of Webers and Ryans and Suters and Nashes dancing in their heads. And while most of the aforementioned names are extremely unlikely...

Wrap From The Draft

Bob McKenzie’s twitter account is on fire and I would expect the vast majority of you do follow him but in case you missed it, here it goes… • Justin Schultz becomes UFA at midnight Sunday night. Blue-chip D prospect to meet with agent(s) in Toronto on Tuesday. Will field offers Wed • Teams interested in Rick Nash say asking price remains high and there’s no sense out...
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