10/18/17 | 8:34PM: Bob McKenzie reiterates that Nash wants to stay a Ranger past this season, will need to take a pay cut and that there hasn't been much discussion about an extension. (NBCSN, Today's Slapshot)
10/9/17 | 10:48AM: Nash said that it would be exciting to become a free agent for the first time but that he hopes that he gets to stay with the Rangers. (The Athletic)
Nash's agent Joe Resnick said that Nash isn't thinking about a contract right now. (The Athletic)
10/8/17 | On Sportsnet last night, the topic of Rick Nash's future came up and Elliotte Friedman said that the Rangers and Nash have had "almost no talks" regarding a contract extension past this season.
Nick Kypreos said that there is interest on both sides for Nash to stay with the Rangers but there could be issues with the cap hit.
Kypreos said that the Rangers would probably like Nash at probably just over $3 million per season but that Nash will likely be able to command at least $5 million plus on a new deal.
Through two games, Nash is scoreless, a minus three, 8 shots on goal and an average of 15:23 per game.
10/8/17 | Adam Rotter: While Nash hasn't put up a point yet, he is certainly creating chances; which seems like it has been written nearly every year since Nash joined the Rangers. In terms of his future, I do think the Rangers would like to keep Nash and that the perfect number would likely be around $4.5 million. Nash could likely get a better deal from someone else but if he wants to stay with the Rangers he will likely leave money and a few years of term on the table.
In terms of the present, there really isn't a huge need for the Rangers to offer Nash an extension now. The Rangers need to see how this season plays out and how Nash performs before they can really start to think about an extension. If Nash ends up around 25 or so goals and the Rangers make the playoffs then I think what is written above could come to pass. Anything less than that and Nash could likely continue his career somewhere else.