Nash rumours becoming reality?

Sportsnet has been running the HOCKEY CENTRAL Trade Tracker for a few weeks now in anticipation of the Feb. 27 deadline. It comes as no surprise that some of the players discussed will not be moved. And I think we’ve been pretty honest in saying that. But one player who just might be in the mix is Columbus Blue Jackets winger Rick Nash, who continually plays down the fact he will never ask for a trade.

I have received a couple of calls from friends of Nash, who claim that Rick is very unhappy with the way the franchise is going and realizes it will take five more years to rebuild, again. Nash is now telling people close to him that he would entertain being moved, but still will not be the one who asks for a trade.

Always one who didn’t aspire to play in a big market with big pressure, it appears Nash now realizes that he might have to step into the spotlight in order to win. It is a very tough situation for a very classy player.

Monday afternoon, Scott Howson was kind enough to reply to my inquiry with the following: “John, I am not commenting on any rumours between now and deadline.”

5 Responses to Nash rumours becoming reality?

  1. hockey_lover says:

    Anything is possible but unless Nash asks for a trade, I cant see Howson moving him. If he is really trying to get rid of Carter, then he CANT move Nash. They'd have nothing left. Unless the return was absolutely ridiculous, moving him makes no sense at all.

  2. dumbassdoorman says:

    Howson's problem is with how Carter has come off from this trade(Pouty ***** syndrome) it is more his attitude than his contract in moving him. Personally, i don't think he wants to move either player or that he should. With the right coach, Clb. is not that far away from putting it all together.

  3. hockey_lover says:

    Oh no .. Im not saying that Howson will have trouble moving Carter. But the fact is that he DOES want to trade him. 

    IF he does, he CANT move Nash otherwise the team will be a bunch of no ones with James Wiz on defense.

    If they want to move Nash and keep Carter, thats fine. I wouldnt do it but I get it. But once Carter is gone, keeping Nash is all but a certainty. Again, unless he requests a trade.

  4. dumbassdoorman says:

    Maybe they can trade Carter and their next 5 1st rd picks to Mtl. for generational talent damn PK Subban? reunite him with wizzypants for a solid backend…lol

  5. thisgamewelose says:

    They would probably need to take Gomez back.

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