The Official Offseason Thread (Part II) - Brooks: Rangers after Radulov
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05-30-2012, 06:27 PM
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If Torts was doing the talking, Howson would probably be crying after 3 minutes.
But seriously, the last few deals for superstars have been significant:
Mike Richards got:
Jeff Carter got:
2011 8th overall
Brent Burns got:
Those are some hefty returns. Now, none of those players asked to be traded like Nash, nor do they carry as high of a cap hit, but he's a hell of a player.
You look at Dany Heatley and his debacle and he fetched Michalek, Cheechoo and a 2nd round draft choice. Heatley is a nutjob and Ottawa ultimately came out on top, but Heatley did in fact demand to be traded and had a NMC which gave him total control over the situation. Ottawa caved because the whole ordeal became a distraction. As good of a guy Nash is -- and he's a heck of a good guy -- I can't see him being thrilled with the idea of Howson throwing him under the bus and saying it was his idea to be traded.
Columbus doesn't have to trade Nash, but does management really want their young kids to get the impression that they treat their players like this? Does Ryan Johansen's opinion of Columbus get skewed because they refused to play ball with a guy who has given them a decade of service while they floundered around like morons? It's a really messed up situation.
bahaha oh Jesus i can't even right now after that one
im a noob.
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