Aaron Portzline tweets, “Any closer to trading #CBJ captain Rick Nash? GM Scott Howson “No.”
He adds, “Said all along, though, that likely window for a Nash trade is July 2-5, or the few days after Zach Parise finds a new home.”
Make no mistake. Sather wants Nash and has for months. If Howson is realistic, a deal will be made.
— Larry Brooks(@NYP_Brooksie) July 1, 2012
Adam Rotter: The Rangers have their target and could have made a deal for Nash yesterday if they would give up the players that Columbus wants. Sather has to believe that at some point Howson will break and the Rangers will get their man. Nash wants out and doesn’t seem willing to bend on where he wants to go.