CBJ-PHI (Rick Nash rumors and proposed deals; update: traded to NYR, July 23)
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06-18-2012, 12:44 PM
We don't need one!
Join Date: May 2010
Howson looking to commit Grand Theft after being on the other end his entire career
More reason to forget about Nash...Howson really looks desperate to right the wrongs of his GM career with this pending trade...good luck to him but a sucker is born every minute..he should know that. Hopefully, Holmgren doesn't bite.
Details have been filtering out over the last few days about exactly what Howson wants in return for Rick Nash and his contract, which costs $7.8 million against the cap for the next six seasons (and more than that in real life, because the deal is actually back-loaded).
And oh boy, is it ever insane.
Howson wants — and this is apparently a true fact —
two good roster players (i.e. presumably not salary dumps) and two high-quality prospects.
Speculation is that the Rangers are the front-runners, as they were at the trade deadline, the only other time of year when GMs get anywhere close to this nutty. You'll recall that, at the time, Nash was available for a presumptive asking price of Brandon Dubinsky, Chris Kreider, either Derek Stepan or Carl Hagelin, and either Michael Del Zotto or Ryan McDonagh. And with as many as five or six other teams in the running for Nash, which is far more than the number seen at the trade deadline, Howson might just find someone unwise enough to meet his demands.
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