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by Paul on 02/17/12 at 12:07 AM ET
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
If I had to wager, I’d say the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings are the most likely new homes for Rick Nash if there’s a pre-deadline deal.
But there’s certainly an Original Six team that would like Nash’s services if this were June and not February—the Detroit Red Wings.
I also believe Nash would love to play for the Wings, but the odds of him landing in Hockeytown before Feb. 27 are not great whatsoever.
• Nash’s $7.8-million-cap hit is too large for Detroit to absorb now unless they give up roster players that they don’t want to get rid of.
• The optics of the Blue Jackets moving Nash to the hated Red Wings are brutal for fans in Columbus. At the very least, they would make the divisional rivals pay more than most other teams in the mix, not wanting to have Nash parade around in the Central for the next six years.
continued plus topics such as today’s trades, Kings thinking offense and a temporary salary cap…
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