The Toronto Maple Leafs may be a long shot to land Rick Nash, but they are one of the 12 teams on the New York Rangers winger’s approved trade list, TSN confirmed on Monday. Nash, perhaps now the most sought-after player ahead of the Feb. 26 trade deadline with the Rangers’ imminent sell-off, was asked by the club to submit his trade list at the beginning of the month. He can block a trade to any of the 18 teams not on his list, according to the modified no-trade clause in his contract. “I included the teams that I think have the best chance of winning the Stanley Cup and are also places I think would be good for my family,” Nash told the New York Post over the weekend. “And, yes, that does include teams in Canada. I’m not excluding that as a possibility.” It remains unclear which other Canadian teams, if any, are on Nash’s list. The Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars are considered to be the front-runners for Nash’s services and both are believed to be on his approved list. One reason Nash may not be a fit for Toronto is the Leafs already have three “rental” players of their own in James van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak and Leo Komarov – all of whom do not have a contract for next season.
Maple Leafs are on Nash’s 12-team trade list
TSN | Feb 13