2/12/18 | 6PM: The Leafs are on Rick Nash's list of approved teams, according to TSN.
2/10/18 | 7:44PM: Nash told Larry Brooks that he is open to "anything" regarding a possible trade, including amending his no-trade list. (NY Post)
Nash confirmed that the teams currently on his list are teams that he feels have the best chance of winning the Stanley Cup, and that includes teams in Canada. (NY Post)
Brooks reports that Dallas, Nashville, St. Louis, San Jose and Boston have expressed interest in Nash. (NY Post)
He says that Winnipeg, Tampa Bay and Toronto could be as well. (NY Post)
6:54PM: At ESPN, Dallas, Columbus and Nashville are listed as potential landing spots that would be good fits for Rick Nash.
Dallas was picked because of his prior history with Ken Hitchcock as well as being a supporting offensive player on a team that already includes Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn and Alex Radulov.
Nash could potentially play on a line with Jason Spezza and add another option on the PP for the Stars.
Dallas GM Jim Nill said recently that he doesn't expect to do a lot at the deadline, saying that draft picks are "too valuable." (The Athletic)
A potential deal with Columbus would see Nash not only re-join the team that drafted him but reunite with John Tortorella, who coached Nash in 2013 with the Rangers.
The Predators are listed because he would add scoring depth and size to the reigning Western Conference champions and because Nashville is expected to "go for it" and make another run at the Stanley Cup.
The Rangers are expected to seek at least three pieces in a potential trade for Nash, centered around a first round pick.
Darren Dreger listed Nashville and Dallas as two possible options for Nash.
For more on Nash and the deadline, click HERE.
Adam Rotter: All three teams makes sense as potential destinations for Nash though I would imagine the cost to send Nash in the division to Columbus would probably come with a heavier cost for the Blue Jackets. Dallas is the team that makes the most sense for me, especially since they could likely dangle former first rounder Valeri Nichushkin. If the Rangers can get assurance that Nichushkin will return to the NHL next season, he could play an immediate part in the Rangers makeover. Moving Nichushkin as the centerpiece of the deal would also allow Dallas to keep their first rounder.
Nichushkin apparently had some issues with Lindy Ruff in Dallas, but Ruff isn't the head coach of the Rangers nor in charge of the forwards. Nashville has the first round pick and some talented former first rounders that could potentially be included. The Rangers should have a lot of options for Nash and be able to bring back a good return for him.