Flyers listening to Columbus about Nash

What price for Rick Nash?

Whatever it is, it should be too much for the Flyers.

Do they need a Rick Nash?

Do they need another scoring winger? Is Nash going to fix the problems on defense? Or in net? Or on the penalty kill? No. And those are the issues that Flyers were dealing with this past week.

Why is it that every time a major player is up for grabs at the trade deadline, people throw the Flyers’ names in it?

Is it because the Flyers are notorious for overspending? Or pulling out every stop to win? Maybe.

And maybe because most players leaving a city like Columbus, would donate body organs for the right to play in Philadelphia.

Still, that doesn’t make it a “right fit.”

Yet, sources continue to tell that the Flyers are listening to Columbus, which had two scouts at Saturday’s game and neither were here to look at the Penguins.

One of those “scouts” was general manager Scott Howson, who again met with Flyers GM Paul Holmgren. The other was Craig Patrick, ex-Penguins’ GM.

As for the asking price for a player of Nash’s caliber? Probably Sean Couturier and Brayden Schenn.

But … it may be something else. It may be James van Riemsdyk, another player, plus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. Or a high draft pick besides a player.