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Rick Nash Trade Rumors: Flyers And Blue Jackets Thinking Trade

According to Flyers Insider, Tim Panaccio of Flyers Talk, the Columbus Blue Jackets are considering trading Rick Nash to the Philadelphia Flyers, and the Flyers are listening.

Yet, sources continue to tell that the Flyers are listening to Columbus, which had two scouts at Saturday's game and neither were here to look at the Penguins.

One of those "scouts" was general manager Scott Howson, who again met with Flyers GM Paul Holmgren. The other was Craig Patrick, ex-Penguins' GM

The Flyers reportedly are looking for defensive help, and Nash doesn't fill that need, but a trade still seems possible.

Which is why general manager Paul Holmgren hedged on Thursday night when asked whether it was "unlikely" he'd make a major trade deadline move. His response was he would NOT use that word. Instead, he paused and replied, "probably not.

The 27 year-old Nash has recorded 18 goals and 21 assists this season.

For more trade rumors, stay tuned to SB Nation Philly, as well as Flyers blog Broad Street Hockey.