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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

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

"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.'"
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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