In the Columbus Dispatch, Aaron Portzline writes that Scott Howson has not come close to trading Rick Nash and there is a chance that Nash will still be part of the organization when training camp starts.
Portzline writes that Nash could hold out during training camp, a move that would cost him over $27,000 per day, and that he has sympathy from Keith Primeau who held out in Detroit in 1996.
Primeau said, “You think you’re going to play forever, and then you look back and it’s been 10 years. Your career is half over. Every year that goes by without the playoffs is another missed opportunity, and you get to a point in your career where you just can’t sign years off anymore.”
Portzline adds that a holdout during training camp would be a move to keep him healthy and not risk injury that could further delay a trade.