Lord Stanley wrote:Back to the Blue Jackets rumor for a moment.
As I've already mentioned, I don't see Staal+ as a fit for the Jackets, but would anyone be willing to move Malkin to get Nash?
Now, before I get flamed, let me lay it out there for a minute. I would see the deal as something along the lines of Malkin/pick for Nash/Nikita Filatov OR Jakub Voracek/pick. Trading Malkin would free up enough money to resign Nash to a long term deal. We would also have enough left over to sign Staal to an extension to be our #2 center. This would allow us to run lines that would look something like this...
Figured some of you might get a kick out of this. The kid has Staal centering the 2nd line.