February 23, 2012

NHL Trade: Blue Jackets Trade Jeff Carter To Kings For Jack Johnson And Pick

In the first blockbuster of the 2012 NHL trade season the Los Angeles Kings have acquired three-time 30-goal scorer Jeff Carter from the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday in exchange for defenseman Jack Johnson and a conditional first-round selection in either the 2012 or 2013 NHL Draft. The deal has been completed, contingent on both players […]

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February 20, 2012

Poll: Where Do You Think Rick Nash Ends Up?

As the 2012 trade deadline approaches the biggest name that is available is Rick Nash. There has been an avalanche of trade rumors involving Nash and certain teams, where do you think Nash will end up? [polldaddy poll=”5960530″]

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February 20, 2012

Blue Jackets Aren’t Intent On Receiving Goalie For Rick Nash

The Columbus Blue Jackets really need help at the goaltending position, but it doesn’t mean they won’t discount Rick Nash trades that don’t involve a goalie. One Blue Jackets source tells the Columbus Dispatch, “We want Value. Doesn’t have to be that position.” Among the teams linked to Nash, the Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyersand Boston Bruins have young goalies to offer. However, the […]

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February 19, 2012

Quick Hits: Cater, Bishop, Wild, Grabovski, Flyers

NHL trade rumors from around the league: According to Hockey Night in Canada’s Elliotte Friedman, the Blue Jackets would prefer to trade Jeff Carter to the Los Angeles Kings. St. Louis Blues’ Ben Bishop, which has led to plenty of trade interest from suitors. TrueHockey.com’s Andy Strickland writes, “I’m told some have started to back off. Many clubs believe they […]

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February 17, 2012

NHL Trade Rumors: Rish Nash Trade Talk

The latest NHL Trade rumors indicate that The Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers may be considered the two frontrunners to land Rick Nash if he’s dealt by the Columbus Blue Jackets before the trade deadline, but don’t rule out the Toronto Maple Leafs quite yet. Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun suggests Leafs General Manager Brian Burke could (and should) offer up whatever package deal is necessary […]

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February 16, 2012

Quick Hits: Nash, Oilers, Red Wings, Lightning, McCabe

Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports that he believes that are five teams on Rick Nash‘s approval list: the Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks and Toronto Maple Leafs. While the Jackets would ask each club for a different return, the team reportedly wants a young roster player, along with some combination of […]

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February 16, 2012

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 […]

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February 11, 2012

If Available Paul Gaustad Could Draw A Lot Of Interest

If the Buffalo Sabres give up on making the playoffs ahead of February 27th trade deadline, Paul Gaustad could become an ultra-hot deadline trade commodity. Andy Strickland of TrueHockey.com reports the towering center should attract plenty of attention as a postseason rental. “At 30 years-old Gaustad is in the final year of a four year contract that pays him $2.5 million […]

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February 11, 2012

Blue Jackets Offered Little For Carter

The bids for Jeff Carter aren’t exactly bowling General Manager Scott Howson over. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Columbus Blue Jackets have received a single lonely offer for Carter thus far. And, although specific details aren’t available, apparently it was pretty crummy. This doesn’t really mean all that much. With plenty of time left, we imagine the interest in […]

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February 6, 2012

Ruutu’s Price Is High

The New York Post’s Larry Brooks reports that the price for Tuomo Ruutu may currently be a first-round pick, which is a bit too pricey for suitors. Given the type of teams that might be interested the Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings, it’ll likely be a late-first rounder. The Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch hears that […]

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