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Rick Nash Trade Rumors: Blue Jackets Wanted Tuukka Rask From Boston In Exchange For Captain, According To Report

The rumors continue to swirl regarding the Columbus Blue Jackets and their captain, Rick Nash. All indications are that the woeful Columbus performance this season has led to the team shopping their star player in order to rebuild for the future.

The latest bit of information regarding these rumors comes from Jimmy Murphy at ESPN Boston. Murphy reported on Sunday that the Jackets had been in talks with the Boston Bruins regarding a potential trade, but their asking price may have been too rich for the Bruins to entertain. Columbus through that Nash might be able to fetch them goaltender Tuukka Rask.

Told by numerous NHL sources that yes BOS and CLB have spoken regarding Rick Nash but CLB wants Tuukka Rask and that's non-starter for BOS
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Rask is a 24-year-old Finnish player who has been in the Bruins system since 2007. He currently serves as the backup for starter Tim Thomas, but it is clear that the Bruins have big future plans for Rask, or at the very least feel they can get more than Nash in exchange for the goalie.

For more on the Columbus Blue Jackets, go to The Cannon. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NHL hub at SBNation.com/NHL.

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