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06-13-2012, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Qward View Post

Let me reword it for you.

Lets say CBJ trades Nash. Lets say they get something like JVR, 1st Bobrovsky or Zibanejdad, Lehner 1st for him.

CBJ fans will still be upset that they are losing their captain and the face of the team.

Trade 2nd overall and a d prospect to Edmonton for the first overall.

CBJ drafts Yakupov. CBJ fans are happier now that they have a future star.



Van Riemsdyk/Johansen/Yakupov

Those lines look pretty good to me.
You posted that you thought Yakupov, someone you viewed as a replacement star for Nash, was worth a 2nd overall pick (that would yield a 2-3 D-man) and an NHL ready D-man prospect, therefore Nash should be worth the same.

Given that Nash is a severely overpaid 70 point player, I'd argue that Yakupov on an ELC is more valuable to everyone but a contender.

If these two players are worth what you implicitly think they are, boy did Columbus ever miss the boat by not pulling the trigger on the deal the Rangers offered them.

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