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02-17-2012, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Dantes19 View Post
I don't think it's as easy as you seem to be implying. There's only so much one player can do, and the 2008-2009 season doesn't necessarily mean that he should have automatically been able to propel them to the playoffs every year. That assumes that each year presents identical circumstances/dynamics. Plus, although Nash is very good, I don't think he's that kind of great player that thoroughly galvanizes a team (I agree with you that he's no superstar).

If 'galvanizing' were that easy, then Messier should've been able to get at least one of those pre-lockout teams into the playoffs
Yeah, that's pretty much what I'm saying. It certainly isn't "easy", but people act as if Nash is some superstar carrying Columbus through their troubles. He's not. He's along for the ride. Maybe he plays a stronger game on a better team. But it's been 8 years. Bad team or not, I think that's long enough to where a player's talent level and production level is determined.


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