CBJ-PHI (Rick Nash rumors and proposed deals; update: traded to NYR, July 23)
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06-20-2012, 12:41 AM
Join Date: Feb 2007
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He ISN'T showing signs of decline, where do you keep coming up with this ******** and why do you stick with it??
We know approximately what Nash will give us from 28-33 (barring injury)
We have no clue what JvR will give us from 23-28 (injuries almost guaranteed at this point). He hasn't even shown that he can play well with Giroux, which is mind-boggling in its own right.
I'd rather have Ryan still, and Nash doesn't even have us on his list of teams to waive for...but it does fill a need. Primary scoring IS a need. It's secondary scoring we have more of than anyone in hockey.
It's called facts.
Last 5 seasons.
79 points in 78 games
67 points in 76 games
66 points in 75 games
59 points in 82 games
But I'm sure you are going to have some excuse for him, right?
We don't know what he is going to do. You are assuming that his numbers are depressed due to playing on a poor team (funny how that doesn't hold someone like Tavares back) and that he will improve by playing beside Giroux. Except you don't really know that. It's just your assumption and hope. It's also ignoring the history of scorers in the league. That they tend to experience their decline at this stage of their careers.
What if 30 goals and 60 points is Nash's true talent level? That's a good hockey player, but is it worth nearly $8M a year? Is it much better than where JVR projects to be?
What about Giroux? If you acquire Nash and his salary and he sees an inferior player making more money than him what is he going to think when his contract is up? Is he going to happily take less? Or will he rightfully want to be the highest paid player on the team?
The Flyers had the 2nd best offense in the league last year. Primary scoring is an issue? Yes, some of their players had career years and Jagr will be gone, but their offense isn't going to suddenly dry up.
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