The Official Offseason Thread (Part VI) - "Kane? Nash? Ryan?"
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06-17-2012, 11:21 AM
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Normally I'd just chalk it up to posturing, but Howson has already broken the code and outed his Captain. There's no reason to posture.
29 GM's know Howson is **** out of luck. You dont win trades like this. Gretzky in his prime fetched garbage the first time, and garbage the 2nd time. Messier was acquired for garbage. Kovalchuk was considered a rental and as of now he was acquired for garbage. Hossa was a rental acquired for garbage. Hell, even Brian Leetch was traded for garbage.
The way Columbus wins this is just trade the friggin guy away and start fresh. That's how they win -- they trade him away for whatever, but start over and get the PR nightmare and distractions out of the way. Take down the Nash billboards, box up the Nash jerseys and move the **** on.
Howson thinks this is going to be the Lindros trade that turned Quebec into a pseudo Dynasty. The difference is that Quebec actually drafted well before Lindros, while the BJ's suck ****.
Exactly, it was posturing the first couple of times he did it. Now it's just him being clueless, get the best return you can and move on. Tell the fans that you got what you could and Nash wanted to leave and you didn't want him hindering the club in the future.
They won't get straight up garbage they'll get nice players but looking at the returns for Hossa, Kovalchuk, Heatley, and so on it's not what you would have expected they'd bring. What did Atl get for Hossa? Armstrong, Esposito and something else? Nash isn't a rental at the deadline but his contract does a number on his trade value.
All I can say is Columbus fans are going to be very disappointed in the return they get, they're following the same line of thinking as Howson about this whole thing.
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