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.

5 Responses to Flyers listening to Columbus about Nash

  1. albertateams says:

    Does any one know what if any restrictions there are on moving injured players?

    Is it just the two teams agreeing to accept an injured player as part of the deal or does it require additional consent from the league (outside of the regular league approval of a trade).

  2. hockey_lover says:

    I may be wrong but …

    On a regular trade, I believe a physical is part of the deal.

    With a trade involving players who are on the injured list, I believe the physical is waived (although, Im pretty sure there is some form of "full disclosure" thing with medical files or something).

    Again, dont quote me on it but I think thats how it works.

  3. albertateams says:

    Yeah that's more or less what I was thinking. Some type of medical waiver or disclaimer after they review the players medical records.

    Does the league have any additional requirements or is it just between the teams?

  4. reinjosh says:

    I think its mostly just between teams. Like the whole Edmonton-LA trade fiasco this summer with Smyth. LA waived the physical thinking the guy they were getting back was ready to come back and it turned out he wasn't and Lombo went batshit crazy. 

  5. albertateams says:

    And then the league got involved, so the NHL must have signed off on the original deal. Meaning that either the LA medical staff missed something or Edmonton with held some information about the extent of the injury.

    That makes sense. 

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