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10-14-2003, 09:29 AM
Vlad The Impaler
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Originally Posted by Ejh18
Some people seem to forget that Columbus NEVER had a chance at J-Bo. That was part of the deal. We wanted Nash yes, but that doesnt mean we didnt have J-Bo rated higher. Instead we never had a chance at J-Bo, but we didnt want to loose out on Nash by having ATL trading down...
Why even trade for the 1st overall then? Why not trade directly with the Trashers for the second overall?

Everything I have read leads me to believe MacLean was falling head over heels for Rick Nash and rated him the top priority that year. It might be just talk, but it really seems like he was the #1 guy for the BJs.

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