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Red Wings Trade Rumors: Rick Nash Has Detroit On List Of 'Approved' Destinations

There is no end in sight for the Rick Nash trade saga. The Columbus Blue Jackets want to trade him, but they are waiting for the right deal to come along. Given their ridiculous demands, it may be a while until an offer comes along that they will actually accept.

Another issue in the negotiations on a deal for Nash is that he has a no-movement clause. Only a select number of teams are on his list of "approved" destinations, according to the Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline. This means that he would only be willing to waive his no-movement clause for a limited number of teams.

The good news for the Detroit Red Wings, which have expressed interest in Nash in the past, is that they are on his "approved" list, according to Portzline. Of course, this doesn't mean anything if the Blue Jackets continue seeking way more than the Red Wings would ever consider trading away, but at the very least it means that Nash would accept a deal to Detroit.

Out of the teams on Nash's list, the Rangers have seemingly come the closest to actually acquiring him. They have shown a lot of interest, and although Columbus' high asking price has prevented a deal from happening so far, the Rangers seem like one of the favorites to land him.

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