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Rick Nash Trade Rumors: Canucks Not On Approved List; Sharks, Rangers, Others Are

Rick Nash is the big topic around the league when it comes to the NHL trade deadline. Most teams who could be interested in making any kind of trade have had articles written about the possibility of interest in Nash, with two substantial teams in particular: the New York Rangers and the Vancouver Canucks.

Though Nash has a no-movement clause in his contract, he's already signed off on the Rangers as a potential destination, but it looks as though the possibility of Vancouver was short-lived, according to the Vancouver Sun's Elliott Pap on Twitter:

Nucks not on Rick Nash's 'approved list', says Columbus writer Aaron Portzline. The five are: Leafs, Bruins, NYR, Sharks, Kings. #canucks

It was considered a long shot for the Canucks anyway, considering the high price of Nash and the money they already have committed to their own star players. It's also significant because it lists some teams that haven't been given significant consideration, like the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings.

Even more worthy of note is the fact that the list includes some bad teams along with some good things, meaning that Nash isn't necessarily looking for a place he can go to win immediately, so that opens things up a little in regards to the no-trade clause.

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