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Attention Turns To Rick Nash

from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch,

NHL sources have told The Dispatch that as many as seven teams have had “significant” trade conversations with Blue Jackets general manager 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.

Most of the teams known to be expressing interest are the ones that expressed interest at the February trade deadline.

The New York Rangers, stocked with young, promising forwards, still appear to be the most likely fit for Nash, and their desire might have been heightened during the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Rangers’ 2.15 goals per game in the playoffs was the second-lowest figure of any club to advance past the first round.

Also known to have considerable interest are San Jose, Philadelphia, Toronto and Carolina, apparently a late entry, sources said.

The Blue Jackets have set their demands high — too high, some general managers have suggested — for Nash, the owner of almost every meaningful Blue Jackets record.

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“as many as seven teams have had “significant” trade conversations with Blue Jackets general manager 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””

*sigh*...  “as many” also then means “as few as zero” or else there would be no reason to word it that way.

Feel the misinformation…

Posted by Primis on 06/15/12 at 11:37 AM ET

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“As many as seven”

“three or four, maybe”

And he lists five teams.

?

Posted by Herm from the office on 06/15/12 at 12:17 PM ET

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Oh, other teams.

Forget it, I can’t read.

Posted by Herm from still at the office on 06/15/12 at 12:18 PM ET

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News earlier was the Nash to Philly for JVR+, but JVR was injured and then news came that JVR needed hip surgery this summer.  Now TSN is reporting JVR does not need surgery and will be ready for the begning of the season.

Why does this news about JVR sound fishy?  If a trade does occur with JVR and philly, I would wonder how that whole situation played out.  I would be very careful if i was Columbus in any deal involving JVR… The Blue Jackets above any other organization right now can not deal with another poor season due to injured players.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 06/15/12 at 01:20 PM ET

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I wonder, did Portzline feel any sense of irony as he typed out the phrase, “meaningful Blue Jackets record”?

Posted by shep from California on 06/15/12 at 11:09 PM ET

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even if the flyers don’t get Nash, JVR is still getting traded. He’s been a problem for flyers since day one.

Posted by FlyersFan on 06/16/12 at 02:48 PM ET

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