Jun 16, 2012, 11:03 AM EDT
The pursuit to land Rick Nash grows more interesting by the day.
Columbus has been looking to move Nash since before the trade deadline and according to Arthur Staple of New York Newsday and Andy Strickland of 590 The Fan in St. Louis, the price to pay to get Nash is in the stratosphere.
Staple reports Columbus GM Scott Howson is looking for a package of 4 or 5 major pieces in return for Nash while Strickland says a package of two quality roster players and two prospects would be the price.
Those reports match up well with the reported offer the New York Rangers made for Nash at the trade deadline but Columbus turned down. The latest scuttlebutt says up to seven teams are in the hunt for Nash, but with an asking price that high, things could get really awkward this fall for Columbus if Nash isn’t moved.
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