Buzz: Michael Del Zotto Is The Breaking Point In Rick Nash Discussions

According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, while appearing on the NHL Network last night, Columbus is still looking for four pieces for Rick Nash, an NHL player, two top prospects and a draft pick, but that they are mostly concerned with prying away specific players from each team that the interested team doesn’t want to give up.

McKenzie says that when it comes to the Rangers, that player is Michael Del Zotto.

Del Zotto has been mentioned as a centerpiece of Nash talks before. Pierre LeBrun, Larry Brooks and Elliotte Freidman all said over the weekend that the Rangers won’t trade Del Zotto.

For the Maple Leafs, McKenzie says that it is Jake Gardiner and for the Flyers, he says that it is James van Riemsdyk or Sean Couturier.

McKenzie adds that more teams may be interested in acquiring Nash during the offseason and that the cost may not be as high.