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Nash’s Agent Speaks

via Bob McKenzie tweets,

Rick Nash’s agent Joe Resnick has broken his silence on client’s trade situation. Told TSN the following:

“We’re hopeful a deal can get done prior to the trade deadline that is fair and equitable for the Blue Jackets…

“We’re hopeful a deal can get done prior to the trade deadline that is fair and equitable for the Blue Jackets…

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  Tags: joe+resnick, rick+nash

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That presumes he IS definitely gone from CBJ.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 02/25/12 at 07:35 PM ET

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Brian Burke, Glen Sather, Doug Wilson and at least half a dozen other GM’s just squeed like little girls, then called Scott Howson and delivered a classic Nelson Muntz,“Ha-HAH!!!”

It’s hard to believe Howson can get fair market value now that Bash has officially declared his desire to jump ship…But he’ll sure as damn hell try.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 02/25/12 at 07:44 PM ET

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They’ll not trade Nash now but wait until the off-season.

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 02/25/12 at 07:47 PM ET

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It’s hard to believe Howson can get fair market value now that Nash has officially declared his desire to jump ship…

Exactly what I was thinking. BJ’s are going to get raped if in fact he’s moved before the deadline. Nash may as well throw a match on Nationwide Arena and burn it to the ground on his way out of town.

Posted by godblender on 02/25/12 at 07:56 PM ET

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Well it’s the quote from TSN’s website that’s the kicker—the agent says that if the trade is made after the deadline, Nash won’t change his no-movement clause’s list of acceptable destinations.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=388850

“We’re hopeful a deal can get done prior to the trade deadline that is fair and equitable for the Blue Jackets,” Joe Resnick told TSN. “However, if a deal is not reached, then the list of acceptable teams will not change at a later date.”

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 02/25/12 at 08:20 PM ET

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Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 02/25/12 at 05:20 PM ET

George, do you think the Wings are involved in this?

Posted by Itrusteddrrahmani from Nyc by way of A2 on 02/25/12 at 08:28 PM ET

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Nash won’t change his no-movement clause’s list of acceptable destinations.

That doesn’t really mean much unless we know how many teams are on that list and who they are.  There are teams that are most likely on Nash’s list that are too smart to eff with their chemistry right now in order to fit in Nash (and likely one or two AHLers to fill the spots of those who would be traded to Columbus) but will be more likely to play around with their rosters in the off-season.  And, of course, there are teams that won’t want to give up good young players in the middle of the season who might change their minds about if if the team or players underperform in the playoffs or if they have UFAs they want to sign who decide they’re going to test the market on July 1st.

And, of course, there’s spite.

Posted by Garth on 02/25/12 at 08:44 PM ET

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No. Imagine the asking price when a GM is asked about trading the face of his franchise to its,“Biggest Rival” and imagine the asking price.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 02/25/12 at 08:44 PM ET

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I can tell you that someone with connections told me that Nash is angry, very very angry, with his situation, to the point that the vent who told me was stunned at how angry Nash was.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 02/25/12 at 08:48 PM ET

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Ken Holland: So Scott, out of curiosity…

Scott Howson: Dastyuk, Zetterberg and you guys drop your request and endorse Columbus;s request to be moved to the Eastern Conference.

Posted by Garth on 02/25/12 at 08:57 PM ET

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its,“Biggest Rival” and imagine the asking price.

very true.

Posted by Garth on 02/25/12 at 05:57 PM ET

hahaha aLOL

Posted by Itrusteddrrahmani from Nyc by way of A2 on 02/25/12 at 09:07 PM ET

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The problem with a trade to the rangers is they are a team that has no superstars not named Richards or gaborik.  They are leading the east because they play well as a team… But who the hell knows how well they would play on a poor team like cbj.  I think melrose said it best the other day when he said the team that trades Nash is the team that looses almost every time.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 02/25/12 at 11:31 PM ET

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Also, does anyone honestly believe that the list of teams won’t grow if Nash is still a BJ on Tuesday?  Of course it will.

Posted by Garth on 02/26/12 at 02:18 AM ET

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“No. Imagine the asking price when a GM is asked about trading the face of his franchise to its,“Biggest Rival” and imagine the asking price.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 02/25/12 at 05:44 PM ET “

A lot of guys would think that way (notably Burke and Lowe), but Craig Patrick isn’t one of them. He didn’t bat an eyelash at moving Jagr or Kovalev to Washington and the Rangers and traded assets with the Flyers all the time (including during the old, division-based playoff format).

Not sure how much say he has, though.

It’s interesting to me that Nash is “furious,”.

Posted by larry from pitt on 02/26/12 at 09:31 PM ET

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“Also, does anyone honestly believe that the list of teams won’t grow if Nash is still a BJ on Tuesday?  Of course it will. “

I don’t. His NMC almost makes him like a UFA, except that the money’s already set in stone. Some UFAs only want to play certain places. Look at Hamhuis, declined to even negotiate with Philly, Nashville and Pit because his #1 priority was to go back home. The list Foote gave to Howson was 1 team and he didn’t budge, either.

If Nash wouldn’t expand his list to join LA, I don’t think he would expand it at all.

Posted by larry from pitt on 02/26/12 at 09:38 PM ET

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Why would he expand his list to include LA?  He wants to go from one losing franchise to one that is also out of the playoffs?

That is EXACTLY why he’ll expand his list in the summer if he isn’t traded by tomorrow.  Right now there are a handful of legit contenders, and he probably doesn’t want to go anywhere that isn’t pretty much a guaranteed playoff team.

In the summer there are a lot of teams that have a legit chance to make next year’s playoffs and there are more GMs willing to significantly alter the look of their teams.

If Nash gave Howson a list of acceptable teams and they all either aren’t interested or won’t meet Howson’s price, then Nash will have to alter his list if he doesn’t want to stay in Columbus.

Posted by Garth on 02/26/12 at 11:47 PM ET

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