Kukla's Korner

Kukla's Korner Hockey

How Many Teams Are Really Interested In Nash?

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers,

Philadelphia and Carolina – two clubs known to be in on Nash – may have bowed out of contention during draft weekend. Carolina acquired center Jordan Staal in a blockbuster deal with Pittsburgh, and it’s unlikely they could handle Nash and his $7.8 million cap hit. The Flyers traded winger James van Riemsdyk to Toronto in a late-afternoon deal for defenseman Luke Schenn. The Jackets were said to be asking for van Riemsdyk as the central piece in return for Nash.

Who’s that leave?

The New York Rangers are expected to make an almighty push to sign Zach Parise away from the New Jersey Devils on July 1. Parise has said he won’t sign with the rival Rangers, then implored writers not to “make that headline.” If Rangers GM Glen Sather doesn’t get Parise, maybe he’s likely to come hard at Nash.

Maybe San Jose and Ottawa are still in the mix. Maybe.

The landscape is ever-changing, and it hasn’t yet changed in favor of Howson or the Blue Jackets.

more on the Blue Jackets…

Filed in: NHL Teams, Columbus Blue Jackets, | KK Hockey | Permalink



This situation reminds me of the Heatley trade more and more each day.

What happens when Howsen’s ridiculous demands leave him left with little options?

Doug Wilson waits and lurks yet again to fleece another GM.

Posted by Tom from Mountain View on 06/24/12 at 07:46 PM ET

Add a Comment

Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.

Add your own avatar by joining Kukla's Korner, or logging in and uploading one in your member control panel.

Captchas bug you? Join KK or log in and you won't have to bother.


Notify me of follow-up comments?


Most Recent Blog Posts

About Kukla's Korner Hockey

Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

Email Paul anytime at pk@kuklaskorner.com