Nash trade talks set to resume
Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson is gearing up for what’s expected to be serious and lengthy trade discussions with his counterparts about captain Rick Nash.
According to the Columbus Dispatch, Howson will be in New Jersey on Wednesday for meetings with other GMs, some of whom will want to resume or kick-start trade talks for Nash.
The Blue Jackets had shopped Nash during the season and tried moving him before the Feb. 27 trade deadline, but Howson wasn’t able to land what he had been looking for.
Nash, who submitted a list of teams he was willing to accept a trade to, already reviewed some alternative options with his agent, Joe Resnick, last month, TFP has learned, and is believed to have expanded his list, which still includes teams like Toronto and San Jose.
However, the Dispatch claims the Blue Jackets are moving forward as if the list doesn’t exist.
While a trade seems to be inevitable, a deal is likely to be made around the time of the NHL Draft, which takes place in Pittsburgh on June 22-23