Rick Nash wanted to finish his career in Columbus. Or that's what he said.
I'm sure he said that before they floundered season after season. Success with a team can make staying a very appealing prospect, especially when success, in this case, lead to a Stanley Cup.
It's funny how words don't mean anything, but if a player says anything that even hints he might want out, it might as well be blood in the water. Getzlaf hasn't given Anaheim fans a reason to doubt him, so why should they? Because it would make other fans happy to think they can acquire him?
Ya a 24 year old 1st line winger on a great contract would hurt our rebuild.
Well if he wanted out before, he'll definitely want out if both leave. The amount of futures he would garner from a contender(ex. defensive prospects from Pittsburgh) could be well worth it in the long run.
But that's only if both leave, which I doubt happens.