There's nothing delirious about it. It's all about leverage and what packages you're competing against from other teams. And Nash's no movement clause is huge.
Well if it is about leverage then doesn't Howson have some? I mean even if we aren't competing against other teams, Nash is not an impending UFA or anything so technically Howson doesn't have to trade him. Nash may be unhappy there but he is under contract for several more years- I don't see him purposely ****ing up and playing poorly when he is the captain of that team. He may just suck it up and move on without being traded. Kobe did it, Osi Umenyiora did it, etc.
If by some chance Parise lands in Pitts, the Flyers will go all out on Nash, if they miss out on Nash it will be Ryan..Either way the Rangers need to think about the structure of their team should that happen. All Bryz needs to do is play semi-decent and the Flyers are going to be a tougher opponent, dont need to say anything should the Pens ink Parise..Puts Sather in a tougher position than one might think.