Sunday, June 24, 2012

Nash Staying Put??

1) The latest word from Columbus from our valued sources tell us that GM Scott Howson has received word from his (former?) captain Rick Nash that he would be amenable to staying put.  Evidently from what we have been informed Nash is excited about the recent moves the team has made and now feels the team could be on the verge of making significant gains and might want to see it thorough/be a part of what he started.

2) Thats not to say that all Nash trade rumours/options are off the table, but Howson did not get the offers he was seeking for the 28 year old power forward.  As we previously reported NHL insiders have wondered how he (Howson) could be asking for such a return on a player who already asked to be traded and is due close to 8 million for another 6 years! The number of potential suitors was never high and Nash has the final say of where he would be dealt. All of that led to few offers and no serious ones according to people close to the situation. 

3) We're told that the word that Nash might stay put is what led to the Toronto-Flyers deal. Both players dealt (Schenn and VanRymskyk) were rumoured to be parts of any Nash deal.  Burke and Holmgren didn't waste time and decided to not wait further on Nash and have improved their respective clubs with this, in our opinion a win-win move/trade.  This may also leads other GM's who were contemplating or have made overtures to acquire Nash might also make deals and move assets they might have otherwise dealt for Nash.  Look for some additional moves over the next week or so and especially once the UFA period begins in a week.
As always, keep it here for all the latest!!

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