During the 2011-12 season, the Columbus Blue Jackets were in discussions about trading Rick Nash.
When the deadline passed, former Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson revealed that Rick Nash asked for a trade if it would get the Blue Jackets the necessary pieces to move forward.
Derek Dorsett, who was Nash’s teammate in Columbus at the time and is now a teammate of his with the Rangers, told the NY Times how Nash handled all of the trade rumors with his teammates.
Dorsett that nothing changed in how Nash approached the game, “he showed up for work every day, worked hard and scored big goals for us.”
He added that the team had a meeting where Nash explained that he still wanted to be the captain of the Blue Jackets, that the team was going to play hard and that Nash was going to give 100%.
Dorsett added, “he did it real professional. That’s the kind of guy he is.”
The one-year anniversary of Nash being traded to the Rangers was earlier this week.