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by Paul on 06/23/12 at 10:39 PM ET
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…
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