Update: 10:25PM: Bruce Garrioch tweets that with the deal for Carter, Columbus may drop their gigantic demands for Nash
Told the trade of #CBJ C Jeff Carter does not impact CBJ’s willingness to trade captain Rick Nash. He’s still available for right price.
— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) February 24, 2012
Update: 9:28PM: Craig Custance writes at ESPN Insider that with Columbus acquiring Jack Johnson, they may not demand Ryan McDonagh or Michael Del Zotto.
Custance says that one NHL executive said that he would include Chris Kreider, but he wouldn’t feel good about it.
— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) February 24, 2012
Original Post: Darren Dreger tweets that it will be interesting to see how fast Rick Nash is moved after Columbus likely trades Jeff Carter to Los Angeles.
Dreger says that the Rangers can’t wait until Monday to make the trade and Columbus would need to make a decision on what they are willing to do.
On TSN’s Insider Trading segment, Darren Dreger says that the Rangers are believed to be the front runners.
Dreger says that the Rangers have been patient in the process and want to know what is officially going to happen by Sunday.
He mentions that the Rangers are waiting on this deal to make other deals.