BUZZ: The Rangers May Be Back In On Rick Nash (UPDATE: NOT TRADED)

3:51PM: Katie Strang tweets: “Rangers remained in touch with CBJ throughout the day but CBJ unwilling to budge from steep asking price”

3PM: Dreger says that the Rangers were pushing hard for Nash but the deal didn’t come through.

Portzline twets :”Confirmed by #CBJ GM Scott Howson that Nash has not been traded by 3 p.m. deadline.”

Elliotte Friedman says that Nash isn’t being dealt.

2:43PM: Pierre LeBrun tweets :”Sharks and Blue Jackets talked again on Nash but price didn’t change: Couture as part of package. No-go.”

2:41PM: Nick Kypreos tweets: “Told Leafs will not make final push on # Bluejackets Nash. Rangers and Sharks still trying.”

2:30PM: Dreger tweets: “Many different offers considered, but the glimmer of hope in New York for a Rick Nash trade is quickly fading.”

He adds “Nash said to be almost emotionally drained by this process. Probably a fair bit of frustration as well. “

2:27PM: Aaron Portzline tweets: “Situation behind the scenes between #CBJ and Rick Nash has turned frantic, as suitors are making late push for #CBJ captain.”

2:17PM: Dreger tweets that Nash has not been asked to waive his NMC yet with 45 minutes to go.

2:10PM: Dreger tweets: “May be too late, but there is a late charge for Rick Nash!! Will NYR pay the price?  Buckle up. “

2PM: Darren Dreger says on TSN that the Rangers may be back in on Rick Nash and pushing to acquire him.

Dreger also says that Nash may be pushing Columbus to trade him by the deadline.

The deal seems unlikely as there is less than an hour to go before the 3PM deadline.

Gord Miller says that there is growing momentum that Nash could be moved by the deadline. He put it at 50% according to management people that he has spoken with.