However, Rangers GM Glen Sather has made it clear that he won't include his untouchables, although he is willing to take on Nash's $7.8 million salary cap hit, as his team appears on the Jackets captain's list of preferred destinations.
Howson has also held discussions with the Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes and San Jose Sharks, who have not been included in Nash's wish list.
Although Nash has not included Carolina on his list, he previously told media that he would not use the no-movement clause to ruin a trade since he is not looking to "hurt the franchise."
Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford would not specifically talk about Nash, though he did mention he is looking to improve his club even if coveted free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter have taken them out of the running.
"We will continue to try and add a good forward. It may take one week, one month or it may take one year. I have no idea what the time line will be," Rutherford told the Raleigh News & Observer.
The Sharks are still in the Nash race with an offer on the table. TFP reported yesterday that a potential offer could include a package of players such as Ryane Clowe, Joe Pavelski, Marc Edouard Vlasic and/or young prospect Tomas Hertl. While not all four players are being offered in one package, Pavelski is supposedly the leading factor in an offer.
The Jackets are expected to wait and see what happens with Parise before they decide on where to move Nash.