Price For Rick Nash Is Expected To Be Steep
Ahead of the trade deadline, or later in the summer, the price for Rick Nash of the Columbus Blue Jackets is expected to be steep.
Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports the Blue Jackets are rumored to want ”at least one young roster player along with a combination of top prospects and quality draft picks” for Nash. Thus far, the Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings,New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks and Toronto Maple Leafs are presumed to be on Nash’s thumbs-up list. Holding a no-movement clause, the star winger has the final say in where he eventually ends up.
The Rangers might be able satisfy the Jackets’ trade demands by offering Brandon Dubinsky, prospect Chris Kreider and a No.1 pick. The Leafs and Sharks have enough organizational depth to stay in the conversation. However, the Kings may have a mild advantage over the rest in the potential offering of Jonathan Bernier. The Blue Jackets need a reliable No.1 goaltender in the worst way. The club that’s willing to ship one over may have the edge.
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