The Rick Nash Derby has been on since well before the 2011-12 NHL trade deadline, and continues to drag its keister deep into the summer. “The Dark Knight Rises” will could be in theaters before Rick Nash gets traded.
Columbus Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson hasn’t budged on his high asking price for the franchise player, which includes multiple NHL forwards to replace Nash’s offense. Complicating matters further: The limited number of trading partners due to Nash’s no-movement clause; and the lingering availability of players like Shane Doan, Alex Semin and potentially Bobby Ryan that have Nash suitors preoccupied.
We’re just over two months away from the scheduled start of NHL training camps.
So what if Rick Nash hasn’t been traded by then?