For those NHL fans that thought the trade talks surrounding Columbus Blue Jackets star forward Rick Nash were over because Jeff Carter was shipped to the Los Angeles Kings Thursday. Well, you have the wrong train of thought.
That's because according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, the Blue Jackets are still willing to listen to trade offers 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
Meanwhile, Columbus' newly acquired defensemen Jack Johnson, who was a part of the Carter deal and is a native of Indianapolis and graduate of the University of Michigan, is excited about returning to the Midwest and a fan-friendly organization.
#CBJ D Jack Johnson tells Dispatch: "I’m excited by this. I’m excited to go to a team that wants me, and to play in a great sports city...."— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) February 24, 2012
More Johnson: "I want to be part of the solution there. I know they’ve had some bad breaks and some tough seasons, but it’s going ... "— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) February 24, 2012
Portzline reported earlier that Johnson will wear jersey number seven.