Sharks eyeing Nash and Carter
The San Jose Sharks are trying to take a bite of the Columbus Blue Jackets before the deadline.
Not only is Sharks GM Doug Wilson talking to Jackets counterpart Scott Howson about disgruntled RW Rick Nash, league sources told the QMI Agency Wednesday San Jose is also studying a deal for C Jeff Carter.
Coming off a 6-3 loss to the Jackets Tuesday, sources say Wilson has discussed the possibility of making a major change before Monday’s deadline, but if he wants Nash, the Sharks are going to have to pay.
Sources say Howson’s asking price from every team in the Nash talks is non-negotiable (at the moment) and gigantic in nature: A
No. 1 pick in 2012 NHL entry draft pick; a good player off your roster (possibly Logan Couture or Joe Pavelski in San Jose’s case); plus the No. 1 prospect in the organization.
As for Carter, you’d have to take on his $5.2 million hit through the 2021-22 season. If that’s not enough, the Jackets want a No. 1 pick and wouldn’t mind if the team acquiring Carter took on more cash as well.