Oh god. From Elliotte Friedman:
Have always believed Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson's best opportunity to deal Rick Nash will be after Parise's decision. Think some other teams hoped their first-round picks would really appeal to Columbus, but that wasn't the case. My guess is that Nash and Bobby Ryan, if Anaheim wants to do it, get dealt after Parise signs. If Pittsburgh doesn't get Parise, Nash makes sense — assuming it has what the Blue Jackets want.
Nash's contract is so long and bizarre it couldn't fit inside of Octomom.
7.8 isn't bad we guess.
Good write up on Pensburgh by Hooks:
Hard to see the Penguins as total players in this case- Columbus hasn't traded Nash because their asking price has been sky high. The most notorious hear-say being that the New York Rangers have offered an attractive package (said to perhaps include Brandon Dubinsky, Michael Del Zotto, draft picks) for the franchise player, but the Blue Jackets want Chris Krieder and NYR is unwilling to add that piece.
Oh and this won't help: