Could the Jackets trade Nash for a golie?
The Jackets, of course, are also looking for a No. goalie and will use a trade of forward Rick Nash, the No. 2 overall pick and the Los Angeles Kings’ pick (in the Jeff Carter deal) to get one … It wouldn’t surprise me if the Oilers drafted Oil Kings forward Henrik Samuelsson’s in the second round.
He has size at six-foot-two, 190 pounds, Samuelsson’s dad, Ulf, and Lowe are former Rangers teammates. He also has his dad’s work ethic, but not his mean streak … The Anaheim Ducks won’t be re-signing Jason Blake and Niklas Hagman, who are unrestricted free agents, but they have youngster Kyle Palmeiri ready to take one of those spots … Anaheim Ducks defenceman Francois Beauchemin would have been on Tema Canada. but he needed surgery for a torn labrum. He’s out months.