NHL Trade Rumors: 5 Teams That Will Still Be After Rick Nash This Summer

March 5th, 2012 by Patrick Drottar Leave a reply »
The NHL trade deadline has come and gone, and the most talked about trade target this year, Columbus Blue Jackets' captain Rick Nash, remains in Columbus for at least a few more months.

After missing the playoffs for the 10th time in 11 years, the Jackets were believed to be entering into a rebuilding phase where their most talented players would be traded for draft picks and prospects.

All-Star center Jeff Carter was shipped to Los Angeles for defenseman Jack Johnson and the Kings' first round draft pick, and it was assumed that Nash would be next.

However, Nash remained with the team past the deadline and will complete his ninth-season in Columbus.

Just because the 27-year-old was not traded before the deadline, this does not mean he won't be traded before the start of next season.

After the deadline had passed, Jackets general manager Scott Howson revealed that it was Nash who had come to the team's front office and asked to be traded out of Columbus.

The Jackets were asking for an immediate impact player, two or more prospects, as well as a first-round draft pick in return for Nash.

Several team ...

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