The Philadelphia Flyers are reportedly listening to the Columbus Blue Jackets on the possibility of a trade involving Blue Jackets star Rick Nash.
One would argue that the Flyers aren't in need of yet another goal scorer on a team who's defense and goaltending have been their biggest problem.
Not to mention the cap issues that the Flyers consistently have; Nash is scheduled to make $7.8 million next season. CSNPhilly has confirmed that Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson has met with Paul Holgren.
However, Nash is an established star in the NHL, what would it take to pry him away from the Blue Jackets, who you have already dealt a lemon to once before in Jeff Carter?
Well, I can imagine the Orange and Black will have to start with top prospects, Sean Coutuier or Brayden Schenn or possibly both players along with another player like James Van Riemsdyk or young goalie Sergei Bobrovsky.
One issue at this time is Ilya Bryzgalov.
After getting torched today after stopping just 10 of 13 shots in a 6-4 loss Saturday, Bruzgalov simply can't be trusted and keeping Bobrovsky around as insurance might be a necessity.
Either way, it looks like the Flyers are looking to shuffle the cards, but dealing away young players at this point is something that doesn't make a whole lot of sense for a team that looks to be a distant third or fourth in line at the very least in the Eastern Conference deck.