Even if they wanted to they wouldn't Nash loves Columbus and his NTC leaves it up to him. It would be like Phoenix trying to trade Doan, just is not possible.Wondering what people think about the pros/cons of the Blue Jackets trading Rick Nash? They have to do something to shake up that franchise they look horrible but is trading Rick Nash the right mo
They seem a significantly better team with Wisniewski in the line up and if all goes well and Nash and him are healthy when Carter returns, the Jackets have an okay roster, not necessarily playoff worthy, but I don't see them being blown out as much.Instead of trading Nash they should try building a good team around him. Adding Carter was a nice move. Unfortunately he hasn't been healthy. Their defense is average, even with Wisniewski and his ridiculous contract. And then you've got the second coming of Jim Carey in goal. They're just not a very good team.
It'll be hard to get Nash out of Columbus. He's a huge money booster so it'll take an overpayment.I know 2 Rangers i would trade for Nash straight up... Staal & Dubinsky.
Let's just bump this thread now that we know Nash says he would be willing to waive his NTC if the Blue Jackets asked him to - or at least he would consider it. What does it take that would make the Blue Jackets opt to trade Nash? Two or three top prospects like Blues4Life said?Nash was also presented with a hypothetical. Recognizing that he has a no-movement clause in his contract through the 2014-15 season, Nash was asked if he’d be willing to waive the clause if the Blue Jackets opted to make him part of the rebuild.
“That’s a tough question to answer in a situation like this,” Nash said. “I love Columbus. I love being here. I love being a Blue Jacket.
“The city of Columbus deserves a winner and deserves a good product on the ice. If it comes to that — like you said, all speculation — but if they don’t want me here, they want to move me? I’m not going to do something where it’s going to hurt the franchise just because I have that in my contract.”
Easier said than done. That's what the Flames have been trying to do for Iginla for years.They don't need to trade Nash, they just need to get a top-line playmaker. What they should have done last season was not traded for Carter, they should have signed Brad Richards, or traded for Mike Richards instead of Carter. Having a line with 3 shoot first guys doesn't work. But, since they have Carter, they should try and make a deal for Ales Hemsky. He's a guy who's under-performing for the oilers, but is a great playmaking winger.
I wonder what has changed? Tired of losing? Conflict with coach or GM?None of this would or could be happening if Rick Nash didn't want it to happen.
As one source asked rhetorically, "How does a player with a No Movement Clause end up in trade talk?"
Easy answer to that one: because he's permitted it.