potential13 asked in SportsHockey · 8 years ago

Rick Nash Trade ideas?

As we get closer to the trade deadline the rumor mill keeps swirling around Rick Nash and how columbus is looking to move him. What do you think it will take to pry him from the jackets and who do you think will pursue him . what are some examples of the return Columbus would get

6 Answers

Relevance
  • 8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Since Bryan Berard reused to report to Ottawa (in 1995) only four number one overall picks have been traded. Two were default picks and were not consensus choices. The player who was number one by default (and one of the biggest busts of all time) Patrik Stefan was given away just before his expiry date and another shouldn't have been number one Eric Johnson was traded last year by St. Louis.Joe Thornton played 8 years with the Bruins before he was traded. Kovalchuk was traded before playing out his contract so that trade was getting something rather than nothing trade.

    Rick Nash still has 6 years left on his contract. So he isn't a Kovalchuk type. He hasn't worn out his welcome with the Jackets so he isn't a Thornton type. He was a consensus number one so Patrik and Johnson aren't similar.

    Columbus will be picking number one this year. Finally a centre for Nash. (Yakupov).

    If Columbus is looking to restart from ground zero. Nash should get more than Kessel. Say two firsts a second and a prospect. Who will be willing to do this?

    First blush, Chicago might be willing to do the deal. Three picks and Hjalmarsson might do the deal.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    If Rick Nash is to be traded from Columbus, a team will have to pay a steep price. Since the Blue Jackets will be looking to rebuild, you can almost guarantee a first round draft pick coming back, a top prospect, and one of top 4 defense men / top six forward / depth player for roster now.

    Although "star for star" trades don't happen that often, something along the lines of Bobby Ryan from Anaheim for Rick Nash could be an example (not saying that is likely, just an example).

    Of course Nash carries a big salary, so there is also a possibility of salary going back to Columbus to make room.

    Source(s): Huge hockey fan
    • Login to reply the answers
  • 8 years ago

    First off Nash has a limited NTC which means he has to submit a list of 10 teams he wants to be traded to, the other 20 he can't be dealt to.

    Secondly, Columbus is looking to rebuild- It's going to take a 1st rounder in 2012 for sure, a top prospect, and either a forward/defensmen roster player as well. Basically he'll get a similar return to what the Thrashers got for Kovalchuck- Oduya (Defencmen) Cormier (propsect) 1st rounder.

    Teams what are interested in him- Toronto, Montreal, Calgary for sure. Possibly a team like the Islanders or Pens as well.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 8 years ago

    An idea to trade him to the Blues.

    To Columbus: Ben Bishop, Ian Cole, Cade Fairchild, 1st round draft pick, 2 2nd round draft picks.

    To St. Louis: Rick Nash

    • Login to reply the answers
  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Any where but Washington. I kinda like the idea of Nash in Nashville.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • Hearty
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Wow..at 7.8 million dollar cap hit up to and including the 2018-19 season??? A seventh round draft pick is all it should take to lose this ridiculous contract

    • Login to reply the answers
Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.