The Offseason Thread Part IX: Howson often gives nuts to toothless people
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06-23-2012, 10:00 AM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Syracuse, NY
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Nash is the face of the franchise and Howson is trying to get another face of the franchise in return for him, which is no easy task. Losing Nash could be a huge blow for Columbus in terms of marketing, jersey sales, etc. Howson is probably holding out hope that some franchise will be desperate enough to cave into his demands or that Nash will have a change of heart and decide to remain a Blue Jacket.
Rangers are better off moving on from Nash. It seems like Howson is in no rush to trade him, with reports that this drama could carry on well into the summer and even into next season. The Rangers can't sit around during the offseason and wait until Howson lowers his demands, if he even lowers them at all.
Think about how this looks for the Columbus organization, do you think players find it attractive to sign up long term with an organization that holds it's players hostage? I think it's time for ownership to step in and smack Howson silly, or straight up relieve him. Once a player requests a trade it's time for both sides to move on, you're done, get what you can and part ways before things get messy. Instead Howson has chosen to not only drag it out past the deadline last season, but past thr draft and possibly into next season. The Rangers won't suffer, Nash will and other players will take note of how Columbus choses to do business.
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