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05-17-2012, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Coldshot View Post
I still don't see Howson getting a better offer for Nash than the final offer that the Rangers sent.
In terms of sheer quantity of assets? Probably not. In terms of "better", particularly for Columbus? It'd be almost trivial to do, and if Nash goes anywhere it damn well better be better for us.

Seriously. Everyone talks about how that Rangers offer was so wonderful and great, but what we were getting were an undersized quality forward prospect (the kind we already have three of), a two-way quality defense prospect (the type we already have 4 or 5 of, plus they never bailed on a team), another C/W prospect who wasn't doing so well and of interest only 'cause he's from Ohio, a forward having a "down year" in which he was getting outscored by our third liners, and a draft pick.

In terms of assets being given up by the Rangers, that was overpayment. In practice, it was comparable to trying to pry Letang from Pittsburgh by offering Brad Richards and Derek Stepan.

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