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Sharks Showing Interest In Nash

from Darren Dreger of TSN,

The San Jose Sharks are emerging as a strong contender for Rick Nash. Sources say Columbus initially targeted Logan Couture, but was quickly told that was a non-starter. But, make no mistake, San Jose will stay in the mix until Monday’s deadline.

Nash and Sharks veteran Joe Thornton are good friends and have shown an impressive chemistry when playing together internationally that isn’t being overlooked. The Sharks would prefer an off-season deal to avoid the in-season disruption, but San Jose is keen.

Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson won’t discuss specifics on any of the deals he’s working on, but tells TSN there has been a lot of creativity suggested with a variety of his players. You can’t blame Howson for working outside the short list Rick Nash provided at the beginning of this saga.

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Puck's avatar

LOL, they should have started showing some interest in him in that first period.

Posted by Puck from San Francisco, CA on 02/21/12 at 11:26 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Posted by Puck from San Francisco, CA on 02/21/12 at 08:26 PM ET

HA!  Cheers my good sir.  That was hilarious.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 02/21/12 at 11:29 PM ET

CPSLOgoalie31's avatar

Give them Havlat…

Posted by CPSLOgoalie31 from San Luis Obispo, CA on 02/21/12 at 11:40 PM ET

Matt Fry's avatar

Gotta be a better choice than Havlat or Heatley

Posted by Matt Fry from Winnipeg on 02/22/12 at 12:36 AM ET

BK's avatar

There is no way that the Sharks are going to give the Jackets anything near the value of Rick Nash. Note to Howson: The team sucks (despite tonight) with Rick Nash. It will be hopeless without him.

Just work on a good deal for Carter who clearly does not want to be in Columbus. His demeanor on the post-game interview tonight, after scoring a hat trick, was as uninterested and downright rude to the interviewer and the tv audience as you’ll ever see. He clearly wants out.

Posted by BK from Detroit 144mi.;Columbus 142; Pitts. 144; Buff. 219 on 02/22/12 at 01:12 AM ET

Primis's avatar

LOL, they should have started showing some interest in him in that first period.

Posted by Puck from San Francisco, CA on 02/21/12 at 08:26 PM ET

You win the thread.

I can’t even fathom what the Sharks would have to give up for Nash.  For the Sharks to say Couture is off-limits also tells me they’re probably not willing to pay it then either.

Couture, Pavelski, and one of Stalock/Sexsmith?  That’s probably about the asking price.

Just work on a good deal for Carter who clearly does not want to be in Columbus. His demeanor on the post-game interview tonight, after scoring a hat trick, was as uninterested and downright rude to the interviewer and the tv audience as you’ll ever see. He clearly wants out.

Posted by BK from Detroit 144mi.;Columbus 142; Pitts. 144; Buff. 219 on 02/21/12 at 10:12 PM ET

That’s not entirely fair.  There are 20 guys dressed every night that probably want out at this point.

Posted by Primis on 02/22/12 at 10:22 AM ET

Baroque's avatar

LOL, they should have started showing some interest in him in that first period.

Posted by Puck from San Francisco, CA on 02/21/12 at 08:26 PM ET

Well played indeed. smile

Posted by Baroque from Michigan on 02/22/12 at 10:54 AM ET

statelouis26's avatar

If the Sharks gave up Marleau and Havlat (mabye even Clowe too) then this deal might work.  Marleau is a nice guy but just plain fruity when the playoffs roll around.  Havlat is a sharp player but is brittle.  This might be enough to get Nash over from the Jackets.  Having Nash and Thorton out there at the same time would be sick.  The other team wouldn’t ever get the puck.

Posted by statelouis26 from Detroit, MI on 02/23/12 at 01:42 AM ET

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