The rumor? Rick Nash to the Bruins. Oh.
From pretty much all of the leading hockey guys in Canada:
Bruins busy with the Leafs in game, but Boston definitely has interest in Rick Nash. Can they make the cap work? Ongoing discussions.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) February 25, 2018
Things progressing on the Rick Nash front. Rangers got an offer today to consider. But still other teams in the mix, too Not out of the question that a deal gets done in next 24 hours.— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) February 24, 2018
Hearing BOS in on Rick Nash tonight...appear to be leading contender— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 25, 2018
No surprise BOS a potential front runner for Rick Nash. Bruins have their own first-round picks, plus quite a bevy of really solid prospects, such as Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson, Ryan Lindgren, Trent Frederic etc etc, all of which would be attractive to NYR: https://t.co/2vQI0tC0iR— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 25, 2018
My understanding is that Boston made an offer today... where it goes from there remains to be seen https://t.co/fnHWaT1PZV— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) February 25, 2018
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.