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02-07-2006, 11:06 AM
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: St. Andrews
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Yep - he's the face of the franchise in a new hockey market. He's to valuable on and off the ice.
Nobody is untradable (Gretzky proved that) but it would take an Ovechkin/Crosby type franchise player right now for MacLean to even consider it -
then he would still say no
. Not b/c Nash is a better player but b/c of how every fanatic/season ticket holder/addict/groupie/etc associates this team with him. People who don't know hockey in this town know who Rick Nash is and it takes a while to build that kind of brand and you don't easily trade that away.
if he was offered Ovechkin or Crosby -- especially Crosby -- he'd take it in a heartbeat...
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