“My TSN colleague Darren Dreger reported Saturday night that any Flyers package the Jackets would accept would have to include either of prized rookies Brayden Schenn or Sean Couturier, plus the likes of Sergei Bobrovsky and James van Riemsdyk. I think the Flyers would be extremely reticent to include Couturier or Schenn in any deal. JVR’s name has been in play, though, notably in talks with Toronto last month. Frankly, the Flyers’ most pressing issue right now, especially after shoring up the blue line with the acquisition of Nicklas Grossman and Pavel Kubina, is to sort out their goaltending. Go figure. No question Nash would look terrific on a line with Claude Giroux, but is this really what Philadelphia should be focused on right now? Or is this more about blocking the rival Rangers? One Flyers source told ESPN.com on Saturday night that he didn’t feel his team was a front-runner for Nash but allowed that anything can change at a moment’s notice.”
That last sentence is intriguing. I interpret it as “we are still talking but we aren’t on the verge of deal so I don’t know if it is going to happen or not. But if it happens, it will happen quickly.” Who knows what is going to happen. I don’t believe Holmgren closed the book on Nash and I would never count him out.
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