Free Agent Frenzy Part VI: The Nick Rash edition (Fedotenko signs w/ Philly)
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07-05-2012, 06:43 AM
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Today's episode of As The Nash Turns
Granted, Scott Howson’s job as general manager is not an easy one. Nash carries a $7.8 million annual salary-cap hit for the next six seasons. It is a hefty contract to pitch. What is more, this is Nash, the face of the franchise and one of the league’s elite power forwards, and Howson must (and has) demanded a high return. Howson needs NHL-ready forwards as part of a larger package. Otherwise, the Jackets will have no offense whatsoever.
Granted, Nash has a limited-movement clause that further gums the works. Essentially, he can choose his destination, and it has been established that his list includes the New York Rangers, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Jose ... and Detroit. There might be one or two other teams on the list. There also is the possibility Nash will expand the list.
The main theme of column is don't trade Nash to Detroit because Columbus will never compete with them with Nash on the Wings.
The same columnist wrote wrote a week before the draft,Nash would be drafted before the draft for a package "which will set the draft floor on its ear". The draft was two weeks ago.
Sather probably won't give up Miller with 2 roster forwards in the deal. Sather will need Miller to eventually replace one of the forwards lost in the Nash deal.
Would the Rangers include Erixon with the lack of depth on D and the lack of depth to acquire in a trade? Probably not.
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