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Plenty of bags packed in Columbus, too

Feb 23, 2012, 3:05 PM EDT

Rick Nash, Jeff Carter, Roman Hamrlik AP

If you’re wondering what life’s like for the Blue Jackets just a few days before Monday’s trade deadline and rumors swirling around them (gusting even), Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch paints the picture:

One player today said that he has a small duffel bag packed and ready to go — enough to get through a day or two — in case he’s traded and needs to catch a flight on a moment’s notice. He said he’s not alone. “I’m sure a lot of players are ready like that.”

No truth to the rumor Jeff Carter never unpacked in the first place. (Though we’d be surprised if he bought a house, got a dog, or dated a girl without saying, “I like you a lot, but I’m not looking for anything serious.”)

More Portzline:

And, down the hall from the dressing room, the “press conference” room is being rearranged to handle a large crowd, such as one a big trade might draw.

Or maybe they’re just expecting a big media presence at Monday’s home game against the Ducks. What, is that too hard to believe?

OK, fine, they’re setting up to announce a big trade.

Related: Quincey: Plenty of bags packed in Colorado

  1. uncledick - Feb 23, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    I’ve been sitting on the edge of my seat for days. It’s time fore something big to happen.

  2. fleurysteeth - Feb 23, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    They’re all hoping they get sent to The Franchise. Who could blame them. Anyone would die for a chance to play with the greatest talent in the world and win some championships.

    • sizzle299 - Feb 23, 2012 at 7:07 PM

      I drop dong on your franchise

    • taytay099 - Feb 23, 2012 at 9:25 PM

      “The Franchise” = Detroit?

  3. Exiled1 - Feb 23, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    We all wonder where is Nash going to go, right?

    Somewhere out there, there is poor soul or two,or three that will end up in C-Bus as a result.

    let us bow our heads in silence.

  4. contraryguy - Feb 23, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Just as long as they don’t have the plane warming up on the runway, a la Adam Foote. That was just rude.

  5. jagrbomb18 - Feb 23, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    Hahaha sizzle….I doubt Nash is getting trading…carter to LA for sure

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