PITTSBURGH -- Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson met for nearly an hour Thursday with the agent for Rick Nash, but said he is no closer to trading his disgruntled captain than he was at the trade deadline.
Howson and agent Joe Resnick met one day prior to the first round of the NHL Draft, a day many have pointed to as the logical moment for Howson to move the greatest player in franchise history after he requested a trade during this past season.
But Howson said he's not been overly impressed with the offers coming his way.
"Uhhh, no," Howson answered when asked if he was close to accepting a trade proposal for Nash.
However, that doesn't mean the door is closed on a trade going down sometime this weekend.
"I think a lot of things can happen between now and when the draft is over," Howson said. "I'm not counting on anything. Obviously our goal is to do what's best for our hockey club, and that's how we'll keep operating."