Rick Nash to the Bruins?

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It’s been a while since we had some good Rick Nash gossip on PHT, so here goes:

Joe Haggerty (CSNNE.com) heard from a Blue Jackets blog (The Canon) who heard on Columbus radio (97.1 The Fan) which interviewed Blue Jackets TV play-by-play man (Jeff Rimer) who reported that the Bruins were preparing a big offer for Nash (OMG).

The Bruins could use Nash, especially if they don’t trust Nathan Horton to stay healthy.

Boston could also fit him under the salary cap by sending some current roster players back the other way, or elsewhere.

We’ll assume Tyler Seguin, Tuukka Rask and Patrice Bergeron are off the table. But David Krejci, Tim Thomas and even Milan Lucic are possibilities.

It’s the prospects that could make or break a deal. Would the B’s be willing to part with defenseman Dougie Hamilton? He’d be a tough one to give up (read about him here), but Boston’s not going to get Nash without giving Columbus something significant.