The San Jose Sharks are known to be interested in Rick Nash. And the Columbus Blue Jackets are known to be shopping him around, after they let the cat out of the bag that their captain had all but demanded a trade.
Having spent much of my professional life in sales, I can tell you that when a motivated seller and a motivated buyer join up it usually ends in a sale.
It is possible that what Columbus wants will be something San Jose is unwilling to part with, which is something being I covered in my report card series, but if the two teams can agree on value, this trade will happen.
But should the Sharks really want someone who has won so little? Someone who demanded a trade?
Three Sharks last year had as many goals as Nash, four had more points and five had more assists. His plus-minus rating was lower than anyone in San Jose.
However, here are the five assets he brings to the table that will make him an even better player for the Sharks.