"Aww, that's Nash-ty." Nash Rumors Part V: McKenzie says down to Rangers/Sharks
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02-23-2012, 01:16 PM
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I'm taking a different angle from the discussion of assets to trade for Nash, and fitting him into the salary cap, to ask a much more fundamental question:
Why do we need Rick Nash?
To me the guy is a really good player...but he's not Evgeny Malkin, a healthy Sydney Crosby, Steven Stamkos, or Ovechkin when he was playing well. Those guys are worth talking about rearranging your team for.
Do people REALLY think Nash is going to make that much of a difference to a team like the Rangers, who are already leading the league in winning percentage?
I mean, in prior years when we were fighting for a playoff spot, I at least understood why discussions like these were taking place. I didn't always agree with them, but I understood them.
Now...I just don't see Nash being good enough to be THAT much of a difference maker. Having a $7.8 million cap hit per year does not make you an elite player. I do not see Nash as elite.
Tell me why I'm wrong. Please.
People are really overrating the impact/value of one player, especially a one trick pony in Nash.
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