Rick Nash's agent has broken his silence

With the NHL trade deadline less than 48 hours away, Rick Nash’s agent has broken his silence on his client’s trade situation.

“We’re hopeful a deal can get done prior to the trade deadline that is fair and equitable for the Blue Jackets,” Joe Resnick told TSN. “However, if a deal is not reached, then the list of acceptable teams will not change at a later date.”

Nash, the highly sought after gem heading into Monday’s trade deadline, has a no-movement clause in his contract. He helped any potential deal proceed by giving the Blue Jackets a list of teams he’d be willing to look at.


64 Responses to Rick Nash's agent has broken his silence

  1. TmLeafan says:

    I like it, some solid moves for sure.  I would question the Grabovski Stastny deals though I am not sold on Stastny being the answer at the 1st line centre position and that is a lot to give up. 

     I would also target Parise 5 year deal at around 7 mil per.  He is not an answer to our size issue but he is an all around complete player good for at least 30 goals a year fits in with the age of our group.  I think he is a better player than Rick Nash and if we can get him as a UFA or trade for his rights we can keep a lot of  the prospects we would have to give up in a Nash deal.
  2. TheLeafNation91 says:

    Grabovski has done squat the last 8 games? Do not get fooled by some super run over a month ago?

    Am I the only one that sees this?

  3. dumbassdoorman says:

    I think grabo is better then you see, but not as good as some of the others think he is, truth is he lies somewhere in the middle. I like just not at 5.5+ per season.

  4. Kessel_Leafs48 says:

    TLN91 you gotta step it down a notch, of course you would do those deals any day.. your the one suggesting them ? if someone doesnt agree we all have our opinions..easy.   i just dont see trading a 25 goal scorer, and a, at one point in time thought to be a future franchise defenceman and a 3rd round pick for a 30 goal scoring PWF, a salary dump and a mid prospect. Didnt say anything about macarthur being better then brown. Also have you watched the last 8 games ? the whole teams been sucking bad, grabovski seems like the only one who has some energy and at least trying to making stuff happen. If you actually watched the games you cant be underrating grabovski like you have.

  5. Kessel_Leafs48 says:

    i think a fair salary for grabo would be 4.5-5mill at most.. anything more or too long of term at 5 mill i say see ya later we'll use that cap somewhere else

  6. Steven_Leafs says:

    it is the market, look at what others have signed for lately. Ruutu is making close to 5M right now. I hate to say it but Grabovski is worth 5M, if the cap was 56M he would only be worth 4M but considering what everyone else is getting and considering the high cap, Grabovski getting 5M isn't terrible. I don't like it, but what can you do.

  7. TheLeafNation91 says:

    Constant loser talk…Whatever, their is no difference between this year and next with the current roster.

    So don't expect a glorious improvement of most of these players in their prime.

  8. Steven_Leafs says:

    I hate to admit it but I am more and more becoming a Sens fan as they make these deals. Picking up Turris was a bold move but you know it will work out great for them, especially at that contract. Now you go out and get probably the best prospect goalie in the league for a 2nd round pick in next year's draft, just plain awesome.

    Damn it Steven, stop liking the Sens….. STOP IT! Help me Leafs fans, I am being tempted by the dark side. lol.

    Good move though Murray… aaarrrgh. 😛

  9. Kessel_Leafs48 says:

    you dont think guys like gardiner, schenn, reimer, aulie, kadri, colborne, frattin, kulimen will improve next year? were a young improving team. Burke has done a fine job rebuilding this team, have cornerstones in place we just need to add one more big peice to the puzzle of the rebuilding. dont act like you wouldve done a better job and now we have to brace ourselves for another mediocre season next year. im sure burke will do something

  10. Steven_Leafs says:

    Constant loser talk…

    That post is just pathetic. You basically tell everyone else that they're stupid and wrong about what trades they would like to see or the value of certain players and then you go make some offers and when people disagree with you, you flip out at them when they we not even attacking you, they simply put in their 2 cents. If you do not want to have a debate about this then stop making posts and calling other people names for their opinions.

    How would you like it if every time you made an offer or made an opinion of the value of a player we called you stupid, it would get annoying pretty damn quick wouldn't it? Who cares if people disagree with you? There are 7 billion people on this planet, a few of them will not have the same beliefs as you I guarantee.

    Anyway, to comment on your deals themselves, I don't mind the Brown for Schenn thing in general but I personally would prefer to get more than Brown for Schenn. IMO you don't just flip Schenn for a player like Brown just because of all our depth on D, if we do trade Schenn then I think we should include him in a package for a big no.1 center, over a 2nd line PWF. And MacArthur is worth a lot more than Penner and some mid level prospect, if you really think we need to make a change then losing MacArthur for a rental that may not even be able to help us this year anymore is pointless.

    The Stastny deal is accurate though value-wise. It doesn't work cap-wise but I'm going to ignore that part for now. Anyway, I know many of us (including me) would greatly prefer to give up less for him but that just isn't possible as I doubt Colorado would take on less. The only thing I would change is Franson, if we give up Schenn, we cannot afford to give up another big bodied defenseman. Who knows, maybe Colorado would be desperate enough to dump Stastny's contract that they would be willing to take on Komisarek's contract.

  11. Kessel_Leafs48 says:

    Agree although I would love to acquire brown. Take last night for example our team really needed a spark we could've used a guy like brown too hammer some bodies and get some momentum back with a huge hit which he does on a regular bases. Also I think the stastny is an overpayment just because of what Burke offered which was grabovski and a first.. Who would you rather have franson and Kadri or grabovski ? I would rather go Kadri gunnarson and a second and a mid prospect for stastny should getter done I would think

  12. Steven_Leafs says:

    If Grabovski + 1st was enough for Stastny it would be done already. I think we shouldn't bother going after Stastny personally, if we are going to pay for a no.1 center I would rather pay a little more for a big bodied no.1 centerman.

  13. Kessel_Leafs48 says:

    True but if we're going to trade grabovski I'd rather trade him for a replacement for himself and basically upgrade instead of pics unless it's for a top 15 pick or a very good prospect

  14. Steven_Leafs says:

    yeah, I think Stastny's contract would handcuff us though, I get the feeling Burke would need it to be something like this:

    To Toronto:


    To Colorado:

    2012 2nd
    conditional 2013 2nd (if Grabo doesn't re-sign)

    Komisarek's contract is pretty good for a cap floor team so he might fit in Colorado. Doubt it will happen though.

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