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02-20-2012, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by King Richards View Post
It's exactly the reason why you might have to pass on a Nash deal. JJ, Bernier, and Lokti? What happens when Nash comes here and gets injured/turns into a 40 point player because of our system/doesn't mesh with our players/etc etc. There is a reason you don't discard your organizational depth lightly and chuck Loktionov into a deal as a throw-in, because he has the very real potential to be a talented homegrown guy for us. Losing three roster players like that is a HUGE hole to tear for only one individual whose name isn't Crosby, Datsyuk, Stamkos, etc
Cant really predict how he will do in our system. I don't think any of us have watched Rick Nash as religiously as we watch our own team to make that assessment. You just gotta trust in the scouts and management to make that assessment.

As far as the injury issues. There is no evidence to prove that will happen. In 656 games he has only missed 65 games. That is usually an assessment you make on a guy like Gagne who has a real long history of injuries. On the same wave length injuries are just that you can never predict any freak injuries but based on the last 8 and a half seasons Rick Nash hasn't had any serious injuries and the games he has missed are usually tweaks in the back or soreness that is normal in the NHL season.

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