Jackets' general manager Scott Howson was looking for a specific return for the team's star player and had no plans of accepting anything less.
Howson wanted an immediate impact player, two to three top prospects, and a team's first round draft pick.
All the teams interested in Nash were in the heat of a playoff push and did not want to rip apart their roster mid-season.
However, even though a deal was not done, several teams told Howson that they would be willing to meet his demands after the season had ended, closer to the 2012 Entry Draft.
Nash, the face of the franchise, seems to be good as gone come June and fans will have to say good-bye to their beloved captain.
There seems, though, to be a glimmering hope that Nash may stay in Columbus, as there are several problems associated with trading Nash for prospects.
Here are five reasons why trading Rick Nash this summer seems unlikely.