The Philadelphia Flyers cannot give up on James van Riemsdyk and trade him before next season whether he's part of a trade package for Columbus Blue Jackets star Rick Nash or any other player.

Van Riemsdyk is one of the most talented young forwards in the game, and he's not been able to reach his potential yet because an injury hurt his development this year

He's been rumored as a player who could be included in a deal for Nash, and Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Post-Dispatch has the latest on JVR's thinking.

Even if van Riemsdyk doesn't mind playing with the Blue Jackets, the Flyers cannot trade the young winger until he plays another full season and proves that he can be a superstar forward.