I'd rather break the bank going after parise than trade for Nash/Ryan at this point. Who would we have to lose to get Nash?? Ruutu, Faulk or Murphy and another d prospect, and a top forward prospect, Rask, Tlusty, or newly acquired Welsh. Price for Nash is just too damn steep. We would be mortgaging our future. We now have prospects, don't want us to clean house...
I think it is all but decided that Parise will not be coming to Carolina.
Columbus isn't going to get what they think they are going to get for Nash. They will either have to significantly lower their asking price, or they will be going into next season with and unhappy Nash.
It honestly makes more sense to me for us to deal some prospects for Bobby Ryan. We have some good, young players in place right now, and Ryan has several good years left in him.