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02-21-2012, 02:26 AM
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Originally Posted by King Richards View Post
That's fine that Rick Nash might be the best player in that trade, but my post was to make two points:

- The characterization of the trade being so lopsided that it's a no-brainer because it's just for "a backup goalie, a top 4 D and a 3rd liner" is oversimplified

- It's a big hole to tear in our team and a lot of assets to part with

I don't know that Rick Nash is the answer. By all accounts, Carter will cost significantly less and would leave us space to further add to our forward depth. Maybe the above trade works out for us, but it's a serious gamble. We're talking losing Teubert, 1st, Simmonds, Schenn, 2nd, Johnson, Bernier and Loktionov in a pretty short amount of time, and that's a pretty drastic purging of assets right there.
Yes it is, but the point in having assets is to be able to upgrade your roster. Richards and Nash are upgrades (those that think simmer is god need not reply). The holes that are left are easier to fill up than getting a 2nd line center and a 1st line winger in Nash and Richards.

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