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The “Rick Nash to the Bruins” rumors are heating up tonight

Oh boy. Ohhhhhhhhh boy...

New York Rangers v Ottawa Senators

While you’re watching the Boston Bruins face the Toronto Maple Leafs up north, things are heating up on the trade rumor front.

The rumor? Rick Nash to the Bruins. Oh.

From pretty much all of the leading hockey guys in Canada:

Ah. Well. Oh. Um.

Kind of hard to judge this, for a number of reasons:

  • They’re just rumors, so take them with a grain of salt.
  • There’s no point in complaining too much until you see a return.

Michael Grabner fetched the Rangers a second-round pick and a prospect. Chances are they’ll be seeking slightly more for Nash, even though Grabner is having a better season.

My guess is that Nash would cost the Bruins AT LEAST a second-round pick, plus a borderline NHL-ready prospect.

If they can make that deal, do you do it? If it’s a “slightly more than Grabner” deal, sure, why not? But if the Rangers are looking for a first-round pick or a Ryan Donato, Jakub Zboril, Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson, etc., walk away. WALK AWAY, DON.

EDIT (11:55 PM): We have a new post up with an update from Nick Kypreos, who claims sources say the framework of a deal is in place.