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04-23-2012, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
This is what Columbus wants for Nash

Dubinsky
Kreider
Stepan or Hagelin
McDonagh or Del Zotto
1st round pick

The Rangers take on the Nash contract. 6 years. $7.8M cap hit. $47.4M in real money.

What a deal

Quote:
"He wasn't the only reason, but he was a big part," said Gordie Clark, the Rangers' vice-president of player personnel. "They were asking for so bloody much. As I said in the [war] room, 'Jeez, Columbus wants to give us Nash, but they want us to look like Columbus when we get him.'"
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...sj_share_tweet
Oh man, I never saw that quote. Solid gold from Gordie.

I'm a big fan of Nash, and was one of the people on board with picking him up at the deadline, even if it meant cracking open the piggy-bank a bit. However, there's no way I'd come close to that offer. Columbus was/is trying to make up for years of mistakes and poor drafting with a single trade. Nash is a special player, but he's not a Crosby or Stamkos.

That being said, I think if we get bounced in the first round, I think Slats is going to grab his reel and go fishing for a big name.

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