Rick Nash No Move Clause becomes a No Trade on July 1st and Talbot updates
This July, Rick Nash‘s No Move clause turns into a No Trade clause. That means he may be asked to submit a list of 12 teams he is willing to go to as per Darren Dreger on NHL Network last night.
Once again, let’s stress how unlikely it is that Glen Sather would trade away Nash’s 42 regular season goals from last year. Especially with the uncertainty of Martin St. Louis‘ future and who would replace his 20 goals from last season.
As Dreger mentioned, this is “highly unlikely” and not a priority for Glen Sather this summer. Any rumors out there are speculation and the ones written were “what if” type scenarios. However, as his contract is structured, Nash will submit a list of 12 teams he would accept a trade to. That of course opens up the possibility but doesn’t add to the certainty of a trade. At this point, the only certainty is moving Cam Talbot.
So much is being written about Talbot but Dreger hit it on the head last night. He said that the Sabres and Oilers are at the very top and that San Jose is in the mix. All three GM’s see Talbot as a starter, meaning this isn’t a move for a backup and the Rangers know it.
Added bonus, the Rangers don’t have to trade Talbot this summer. Of course prudence suggests moving him now to maximize return instead of risking losing him for nothing next summer to unrestricted free agency. Dreger notes that the interest is very high and believes a deal will be done by Friday (draft day). Slats is showing patience because he wants to get the best return possible.
Will it be Edmonton’s 16th pick? Will it be two 2nd round picks or a 2nd and a prospect? Your guess is as good as mine. Good news is that it’ll all be over by Friday…I hope.