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02-28-2012, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Columbus Mike View Post
No, Rick Nash does not have every right to decide where he plays. He is under contract. When he becomes an unrestricted free agent, then he can decide.

Howson doesn't have to trade him, nor should he sell him low. He is the CBJ's most valuable asset.
While technically true, the milk is soured. You really want to create a potentially toxic locker room for the sake of holding to your principles?

Somewhere between both extremes is the correct answer. The player, ultimately, always holds the cards. He can, if he so desires, half ass his way through the contract and make life a living hell for the franchise. That can backfire on the player as well.

It's just an ugly situation, even if you try and make the best out of it.

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