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Rick Nash's time in Columbus might be coming to an end.
People have been mentioning Nash's name in trade rumors several times this year, asking whether or not Nash should request a trade out of Columbus (something that the Columbus front office denies that he has done).
Nash has been part of the sinking ship in Columbus for a long time now, and it might warrant the Blue Jackets deciding to just move on and attempt to find a new leader.
Nash would make a great addition to the Avalanche roster, or any roster for that matter, with his size and skill with the puck.
He would fit amazingly on a line with Matt Duchene and could become one of the most dynamic one-two punches in hockey.
The Avalanche would have to give up a pretty big price for Nash, but I think it could be done without significantly hurting the team's depth.
Paul Stastny would no doubt be part of this trade, along with either a couple top prospects or possibly future draft picks.
Players like Tyson Barrie, Calvin Pickard or Trevor Cann could be used in addition to Stastny to help Columbus look to the future of their franchise.