Columbus wants Gardiner, Kadri, and 2012 1st round pick in exchange for Rick Nash
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03-29-2012, 12:51 PM
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While exploring moving Kadri doesn't bother me, I do not feel that Rick Nash is worth that price, especially considering his contract terms.
It's clear that Jake Gardiner has a very bright future ahead of him. With more ice time and maturity he could develop into a top 10 defenseman.
A top 5 pick is a hard thing to move also. Rick Nash would bring another element to this team, but it still wouldn't solve our #1C, #1 D or goalie problems.
That pick wouldn't have been top 5 at the time though, would've been a bubble lottery pick. Take Gardiner out of that deal though, maybe Burke makes it, and then who knows how badly it comes back to bite him. Personally I doubt Nash would've prevented our collapse, so in this case it's probably for the best Burke didn't do it.
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