2/14/18 | 12:10PM: Pierre LeBrun says that if he was Jeff Gorton, he would be "all over" Nashville in regards to a potential Rick Nash trade. He notes that the Preds are in "win-now" mode and looking for a top-six winger. (The Athletic)
He notes that the Rangers are willing to eat some of Nash's cap hit to get the best possible return. (The Athletic)
2/13/18 | 5:20PM: Elliotte Friedman reports that the Nashville Predators are reportedly "all in" on Rick Nash. (Sportsnet)
He said that the question with Nashville is whether they would be able to "outbid" a large field of teams interested in Nash. (Sportsnet)
Friedman says that Nashville just offering their first round pick won't be enough to get Nash but that they have top prospects in Dante Fabbro and Eeli Tolvanen that the Rangers will likely want. (Sportsnet)
Tolvanen was recently ranked as the 2nd best prospect by Corey Pronman of the Athletic, saying that he has "high-end skill, he has the hockey sense to make highly skilled plays at a quick pace, he sees the ice well and he has an elite shot." (The Athletic)
Tolvanen was the 30th pick in the 2017 draft, scoring 17 goals and 17 assists in the KHL this season for Jokerit.
Fabro was the 17th pick in 2016 and is in his second season at Boston University. Fabbro was part of Team Canada's defense at the World Juniors.
Adam Rotter: The Predators make a lot of sense for Nash. They are good, have the experience from last year and are in their window to win right now with Pekka Rinne in goal. If everything is about "now" for the Predators and going for it this year, then they should be willing to trade Fabbro or Tolvanen to the Rangers as the centerpiece of a trade.