New York Rangers forward Rick Nash submitted his list of 12 teams he would accept a trade to between now and the February 26 trade deadline. While he would not confirm which teams he included on the list, he did admit to the New York Post over the weekend that his request was made.
“I included the teams that I think have the best chance of winning the Stanley Cup and are also places I think would be good for my family,” Nash said. “And, yes, that does include teams in Canada. I’m not excluding that as a possibility.”
Frank Seravalli of TSN reported this afternoon that the Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the Canadian teams on his list. The Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars are the rumored front runners to acquire Nash, so it will be interesting to see of the Leafs make a play for the 33-year-old power forward.
Nash has plenty of connections to the Maple Leafs organization. He played for Mike Babcock on back-to-back gold medal winning Canadian Olympic teams in 2010 and 2014. He also played for two years under assistant general manager Mark Hunter when he was the head coach of the London Knights in the Ontario Hockey League.
Do you think the Toronto Maple Leafs will make a big splash and pull of a trade for Rick Nash?