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10-14-2003, 10:20 AM
Vlad The Impaler
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Originally Posted by KallioWeHardlyKnewYe
You trade for #1 because no one can trade in front of you. From everything I heard, DM did have Nash as the #1 player/top priority for the team that year. They went and got him and got criticised for it.
Yes, I agree. But I was answering to a post saying J-Bo might have ben rated higher than Nash by Columbus. In that case, why not trade for the #2 and wait for either Nash or Bouwmeester to fall to you?

You get a good player whatever happens.

It just seems like, by trading for the #1 guy, they were REALLY high on Nash. So yes, you are absolutely right in what you say but it just seems to further indicate to me that it was clear cut for MacLean: his guy was Rick Nash and no one else.

Again, this is pure speculation on my part. I don't know what went on, I have no insider info. I just know the end result is that MacLean moved up to #1.

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