Read: When Will Columbus Move Rick Nash/The Mixture Of Pieces They Want

In the Columbus Dispatch, Michael Arace writes that seemingly everyone except for Scott Howson wants the Rick Nash saga to be over.

He notes that the Blue Jackets are looking for between 3 and 5 pieces that are a combination of high end prospects, NHL talent and draft picks.

Arace writes that the Blue Jackets either need to deal him or hold a press conference and say “We cannot get fair value for Nash. He means more to us than anyone, which is why we agreed to pay him $62.4 million over eight years. In any case, he is contractually obligated to suit up for our team. Period. And besides, we have no other forwards.”

He adds, “Trade him or keep him. Resolution is long overdue. This is turning into a joke, which is the last thing Columbus needs at this point of its rebuilding, or reshaping, or whatever it is.”





10 comments
Brett
Brett

Glad to see Coples' development. We need to draft another ILB soon, Davis just isn't cutting it and harris is ranked towards the bottom of linebackers on PFF

metjetnet
metjetnet

(miketaliaferro) Recently, I was also looking at that insanely long IR list. Out of that whole "table for 13, please," I'd keep MAYBE 6. So, no, not a whole lot of help is coming from there.

metjetnet
metjetnet

(miketaliaferro) The Jets desperately need ILBs. Damario Davis has played himself into a back-up role, while David Harris is the prototypical aging shortshop -- he makes all the plays right in front of him; but no longer has range to his right or his left.


I'd cut Harris, bring in/draft two very studly iLBs, drop Davis to the 2nd team, drop everyone down a notch, then cut anyone who doesn't have a chair when the music stops.

t__k
t__k

I like the progress Coples has made so far.   Davis is such an up and down player it drives me insane.  Seems like he's good for at least one mix up in coverage and a big missed tackle a game.  I agree with @juunit that ILB is another need.

juunit
juunit

Yup, ILB is another need on this team, though I know many people will disagree.


Harris was always a bit overrated by Jets fans, and he's not even been as good as he used to be a few years ago. And Davis is simply not very good. You can't fix stupid. (Not that I'm saying Davis is a stupid person, but he just doesn't have the natural instincts required to be a good LB.)

djf1
djf1

oof, that sapp reference hurt.   gaaaaaaaaaaah.

greggreen
greggreen

reading the last paragraph i was like wait what, sapp? nice one bent 

djf1
djf1

@a57se we did lose Barnes and we had Sapp...doh.