Rick Nash is the biggest name on the trade market this season in the NHL. The Blue Jackets power forward, however, has a no-movement clause in his contract which will only make things more interesting.
Bruins fans can take at least some comfort in the fact that the B’s are apparently one of the teams Nash would approve a trade to.
According to The Columbus Dispatch, the Bruins, Kings, Rangers, Sharks and Maple Leafs are on the list of approved teams that Nash would approve joining. The report also states that Columbus general manager Scott Howson is going to be looking for a lot in return in a potential trade for the All-Star. The Dispatch reports that Columbus will look to acquire “one young roster player with a combination of top prospects and quality draft picks.”
Of course, the high asking price isn’t the only hurdle for a team looking to acquire the 27-year-old. The five-time All-Star is in just the second season of an eight-year, $62.4 million contract. That comes out to a $7.8 million cap hit per season through the 2017-18 season.