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Breaking down the Kings’ chances of landing Rick Nash

Feb 23, 2012, 1:33 AM EDT

Falling in line with an argument I submitted recently, Bob McKenzie discussed the Los Angeles Kings’ chances of landing Rick Nash – and how they might be better off going with his Columbus Blue Jackets teammate Jeff Carter.

(That’s not to say that he’s better, the argument revolves around the fact that he’s easier to get and less expensive to employ.)

McKenzie also points out another logical possibility of renting Edmonton Oilers winger Ales Hemsky, but that would require Dean Lombardi and Steve Tambellini to really hug it out after those Bernie Madoff comments. (Not to mention the fact that the Kings would have to ignore how poorly their last deadline deal went with Edmonton, as Dustin Penner has eaten far more pancakes than he scored goals.)

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  1. SharkCircle - Feb 23, 2012 at 1:41 AM

    Someone should just say, once and for all, whether Nash would accept a move to LA or not. We need that damn list of his.

    • trbowman - Feb 23, 2012 at 2:11 AM

      Serious? Going from Columbus to LA would be like….Jesus, going from hell to heaven.

      If Nash were to say no to that deal, he’d need to be checked for concussion.

  2. trbowman - Feb 23, 2012 at 2:07 AM

    Re-unite Carter and Richards, those two make each other better.

  3. bcisleman - Feb 23, 2012 at 2:26 AM

    Dreger apparently told Hradek that the Kings are interested in Kyle Okposo. They have said Johnson is on the table for a top 6 and Garth has made numerous attempts to acquire a top 4 D. Could be interesting although Id hate to see Kyle go.

    • zach28 - Feb 23, 2012 at 9:34 AM

      with parenteau emerging, id trade okposo for johnson immediately

    • bear654 - Feb 23, 2012 at 1:15 PM

      If I’m trading Johnson, I’m gonna want a lot more than just Okposo.

  4. ruddigervancity - Feb 23, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Wait, does Bob McKenzie work for NBC now, or does NBC just put its logo and adverising in front of clips from TSN now…?

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