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Blue Jackets’ Rick Nash ready to be traded?

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Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Rick Nash isn't the kind of guy who goes in and demands a trade, but he may be sent off to another team before the Feb. 27 trading deadline, according to

Some friends of Nash tell the site that he "is very unhappy with the way the franchise is going and realizes it will take five more years to rebuild." The 27-year-old, whom the Blue Jackets selected first overall in the 2002 draft, "is now telling people close to him that he would entertain being moved, but still will not be the one who asks for a trade," Sportsnet reports.

The 218-pounder was up for the rookie-of-the-year Calder Trophy back in 2002 and then tied Jarome Iginla and Ilya Kovalchuk for the scoring title the following season with 41 goals. So far this year, he has 17 goals and 17 assists.




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