February 18, 2012
Sens won't chase Nash
By Bruce Garrioch, QMI Agency
The Senators wonít be a player in the Rick Nash sweepstakes.
Not only are they not on the list of destinations the disgruntled Columbus Blue Jackets winger would be willing to waive his no-trade clause to accept a deal, the Senators arenít in buying mode.
With Nashís cap hit of $7.8 million through 2017-18, the Senators wonít be trying to hurry the rebuild by spending more money.
A league executive speculated to make a deal for Nash, the Senators would have to give up G Robin Lehner, prospect Mark Stone and two first-round picks. Thatís not the route Murray wants to take.