NHL Trade Talk: 5 Possible Destinations for Columbus Blue Jackets' Rick Nash

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NHL Trade Talk: 5 Possible Destinations for Columbus Blue Jackets' Rick Nash
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Rick Nash has been the face of the Columbus Blue Jackets ever since the early 2000s. Trading him would be impossible, right?

Wrong.

The Jackets have only made the playoffs once in their franchise history. Nash has played in four career playoff games and hasn't won one. Maybe it's time to move on from Nash and rebuild on a new course.

Nash stated that he would be willing to waive his no-trade clause if it was for the betterment of the Blue Jackets organization. 

Nash is under contract until 2018, so a trade would mean that the Blue Jackets would receive a lot of great young players and draft picks in return for the rebuilding process. He can be a valuable offensive power forward for any team and is one of those players that can take any team over the hump.

Here are five franchises that would love to have Nash if the Jackets were to trade him. 

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