Thread: Speculation: FINAL: Where does Nash end up?
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05-22-2012, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Spice Trader View Post
CBJ is going to get one Prime asset and some other decent pick ups.

If they feel they are getting a top 6 a top 4 and blue chip prospects they will be sadly mistaken.

Kovie who has scored more goals more consistently than nash at the same age returned less and nashs contract situaion is = too or worse than negotiating your own contract with him.

Something like

Cory schnieder mason raymond and ballard would be what they get imo. you cant ignore how much cap hit that is eating up for apx 80ish points.
If Nash were a free agent, 7 years at 7.8 million is probably around what he'd get. Kovalchuk and Hossa have deals that pay them $11 and $7.9 million in salary with very long length to drive down cap hit. Vanek has a $7.1 million cap hit. Gaborik has $7.5 million cap hit. I know Nash's cap hit is higher than all those guys but if they were stuck playing without a Center their whole careers like Nash is in Columbus I doubt they would produce much more than him. Nash is one of the premier Wingers in the game. That's why he was a slam dunk choice for Team Canada in 2010. Give him some guys to play with and watch him go 40-40 next year. Columbus was smart to get this guy locked up. You can say the cap hit is too expensive but he will return a great package.

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