No goaltender for Nash? Not a dealbreaker

Columbus is in dire need of goaltending and would presumably like to bolster the position in any trade involving captain Rick Nash.

The Rangers, assumed by many to be front-runners in a potential blockbuster deal to land the sought-after 27-year-old forward, don't have one to dangle as trade bait.


Apparently not.

While the Blue Jackets are planning an "overhaul" in net during the summer, they have not made goaltending a "demand," according to the Columbus Dispatch.

"We want value," a source told the paper. "Doesn't have to be that position."

Los Angeles is one of the six teams reportedly on Nash's approved list of clubs to whom he'd accept a trade -- he has a no-movement clause he'd have to waive -- and they have backup Jonathan Bernier reportedly available, although doubts remain on whether he is a bona fide starter.

The Rangers host the Blue Jackets Sunday at Madison Square Garden.