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Sharks eye Nash AND Carter, price is staggering

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08:23 AM ET 02.23 | The Sharks have in their sights not one, but two blockbuster moves. Not only is Sharks GM Doug Wilson talking to Jackets counterpart Scott Howson about disgruntled RW Rick Nash, league sources told the QMI Agency Wednesday San Jose is also studying a deal for C Jeff Carter. Coming off a 6-3 loss to the Jackets Tuesday, sources say Wilson has discussed the possibility of making a major change before Monday's deadline, but if he wants Nash, the Sharks are going to have to pay. Sources say Howson's asking price from every team in the Nash talks is non-negotiable (at the moment) and gigantic in nature: A No. 1 pick in 2012 NHL entry draft pick; a good player off your roster ... plus the No. 1 prospect in the organization.

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February 23, 2012  09:51 AM ET

For a team that's struggling to say the least, and drops in the playoffs with the best of rosters....this may be foolhardy.
I think if Washington played The Sharks in the final....no one would win

February 23, 2012  09:51 AM ET

Welcome to Fan Nash nation

February 23, 2012  09:53 AM ET

The Sharks are a team that could conceivably pull this off. Their "go-to" players have coughed up at big moments too many times to pretend that anything will be different. The only untouchables would begin with Couture and maybe a few others. get rid of Thornton, Marleau to begin with. Only problem is that Nash and Carter have won squat between them, so you never know what you'll get. Worth the gamble though if your GM Wilson.

February 23, 2012  09:59 AM ET

Is Fan Nation stuck on stupid?

February 23, 2012  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Is Fan Nation stuck on stupid?

welded to it sometimes

February 23, 2012  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

For a team that's struggling to say the least, and drops in the playoffs with the best of rosters....this may be foolhardy.I think if Washington played The Sharks in the final....no one would win

Ice would melt?

February 23, 2012  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Is Fan Nation stuck on stupid?

This is building up to possibly becoming the biggest bust this year. Nash is not the 'the man'.

February 23, 2012  11:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Is Fan Nation stuck on stupid?

Auto pilot or cruise control. Don't want them interns to overexert themselves now, do we?

February 23, 2012  11:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

This is building up to possibly becoming the biggest bust this year. Nash is not the 'the man'.

Howson better get it right this time or he's gone! He might be gone anyway but, he's got to get some good value for Nash as his last shot.

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February 23, 2012  01:00 PM ET

A guy with no playoff success and a high salary? Come on, Nash sounds like a perfect fit for San Jose!

February 23, 2012  01:17 PM ET

Sharks have no grit, making Nash and Carter - neither of whom is gritty - perfect fits.

Is Sharks ownership aware that the President's Cup and the Stanley Cup are two different things?

February 23, 2012  01:19 PM ET
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Howson better get it right this time or he's gone! He might be gone anyway but, he's got to get some good value for Nash as his last shot.

He might keep his job if he can get a decent return for Nash and Carter. LA might be the the top bidder for both considering the Carter Richards connection. The Kings aren't getting it done with what they have now so they have make some changes.

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February 23, 2012  01:28 PM ET
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I know this is getting repetitive, but just out of curiosity what else would everybody here like FN to put up here? Rumours about Andrei Kostitsyn?

Pretty interesting Nux/Wings game tonight.

February 23, 2012  01:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Pretty interesting Nux/Wings game tonight.

Yup.

I'll watch..

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February 23, 2012  02:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

This is building up to possibly becoming the biggest bust this year. Nash is not the 'the man'.

No, he's 'the Rambler' - either a cut above or below, the Edsel - depending, on where you stand on that.

Wow, would ya believe, the ultimate Bett-nightmare - Pheonix(Wpg I) vs the Jets(Wpg II), is actually becoming a possibility for the SC final. Vermette will be huge for the Coyotes. Jets still need a rock on defence.

February 23, 2012  02:03 PM ET

Yes but no, S - he's 'the Rambler' - either a cut above, or below, the Edsel - depending, on where you stand on cars of that error.

Wow, would ya believe - the ultimate Bett-nightmare - Pheonix(Wpg I) vs Jets(Wpg II) - actually a possibility for the SC final. Vermette'll be huge for the Coyotes, but the Jets still need a rock on defence, to go with the Rockettes (possible female curler reference not, though).

 
February 23, 2012  02:04 PM ET

Ha,ha... man... I liked that sooo much...

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