The NHL trade deadline is 3 p.m. ET on Monday.
The Rick Nash deadline is not.
There is no Rick Nash deadline. There is no reason for Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson to trade his franchise player now unless he receives the huge premium he is seeking, when he can wait until summer and have a better chance at making his best deal. And so, as the clock ticks and we ask our burning questions, there might not be an answer to the No. 1 on the list:
Where is Rick Nash going?
Nash's agent, Joe Resnick, tried to put pressure on Howson. He released a statement to TSN on Saturday: "We're hopeful a deal can get done prior to the trade deadline that is fair and equitable for the Blue Jackets. However, if a deal is not reached, then the list of acceptable teams will not change at a later date."
Until that statement, neither side had said much publicly. Nash had dismissed trade talk as "speculation" and refused to answer questions about it. But now Nash's camp has gone on recordRead More »from NHL Trade Deadline: Rick Nash's status & other burning questions