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07-08-2012, 10:45 PM
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anything over a 1st round pick is gross overpayment for this player. he is a lazy floater, he's got the columbus disease and all the talent in the world can't re-train his work habits.
What a terribly misinformed opinion.
As a fan of another team, I can safely say that anyone who doesn't see the benefit in adding Rick Nash needs to watch him more.
In the games against Colorado, he was the ONLY guy playing defense on his line. I specifically remember him even covering for defenders sometimes who were simply terrible. I can't even count the number of times where I've asked myself how Nash managed to get back to win the puck battle when he was just up the ice.
He has tremendous hands, the type which could score 40+ goals with a bit of chemistry and the right system. He's capable of playing a physical game and shielding the puck with extremely impressive success. He is a leader for his team and I bet he wouldn't hesitate to return to Columbus and play for them if his GM were capable of quietly shopping him rather than leaking this to the public.
Any team with the depth and prospects to sacrifice shouldn't hesitate to add him to their roster. But I'm just not sure what direction Columbus wants to go in trading him. Complete rebuild? Retool? If Nash is moved they will need more skill up front.
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