Rick Nash is still the captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets, but that could change any day now if general manager Scott Howson can swing the trade that Nash so desires with one of the six teams he reportedly will go to.
According to the Columbus Dispatch, Nash, who has a full no-trade clause in his contract, has told Howson he would approve a trade to one of these teams: the New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, San Jose Sharks, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings.
Howson is asking for a hefty ransom in exchange for the best player in Blue Jackets history. Nash is under contract for the next six seasons at a salary-cap hit of $7.8 million.
As we wait to see where Nash will end up, or if Howson will actually deal him (he's under no obligation to trade the franchise's all-time leading scorer), let's analyze the six possible destinations and how Nash would fit in. Of course, we're going to do this without any knowledge of who would be leaving town in a trade for Nash, but we'll take a look at some possibilities anyway:
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