The Blue Jackets efforts to drum up interest in Nash, some Toronto pundits believe Leafs should pass on the Blue Jackets captain, while Flyers appear unlikely to acquire him.

COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Shawn Mitchell reports Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson recently met with the GMs of the NY Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs (though the latter was unscheduled, as GM Brian Burke was in New York on personal business).

SPORTSNET.CA: Mark Spector (no relation) believes the Maple Leafs shouldn’t blow up their roster or decimate their future pursuing Nash.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: David Shoalts suggests Jeff Carter might be a better option for the Leafs, given their need at center and his market value is lower than Nash’s, and believes the LA Kings might be the best fit for Nash.

PHILLY.COM: Frank Seravalli believes as each hour passes, the Flyers are less and less likely to acquire Nash.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Acquiring Nash makes no sense for the Leafs or Flyers. The best fit, in my opinion, is the Kings, depending on their willingness to pay what would be a steep asking price to land him.