Philadelphia is in the middle of the biggest trade rumors this NHL off-season as the Flyers have now been linked to Rick Nash of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
CSN Philly reporter Tim Panaccio released the latest information as the team tries to keep pace with the NY Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins this summer. Nash was the top overall pick in the 2002 draft and has lived up to expectations during his ten years in the league, but the Blue jackets have failed to give the All-Star a good supporting cast and the 28-year-old has now asked for a trade.
Philadelphia now has a need for some scoring power and Nash has scored over 50 points in all but one year in the league, making him a good fit for the Flyers in their attempt to win a Stanley Cup title.
The Flyers could also look at free agents as the NHL signing period has begun. But acquiring Nash would give them a leg up on the competition and keep him from playing with the Rangers and that would become a win-win proposition for the team and its fans.