Nash talks heat up: Report

The Blue Jackets have had trade talks involving Rick Nash over the last 10 days, according to a...

The Blue Jackets have had trade talks involving Rick Nash over the last 10 days, according to a report. (Al Charest/QMI Agency/Files)

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Trade talks are warming up again for Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash with as many as 10 teams interested, the Columbus Dispatch reported Friday.

Sources said general manager Scott Howson has had "significant" trade conversations during the past 10 days regarding the winger, who turns 28 Saturday.

Nash had requested a trade during the season and the Jackets shopped him before the NHL trade deadline in February but no team was willing to match the asking price.

Nash has 289 goals and 257 assists in 674 career games.

The New York Rangers look to be the top contender to add Nash. Other teams that have shown interest are reported to include San Jose, Philadelphia, Toronto and Carolina.

Howson said he has had "significantly more discussions this week" with fellow general managers but would not comment specifically about Nash.

It is possible a deal could be made before the NHL draft next Friday.


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