Free Agent Frenzy (Part X) - "I'm Doan waiting around for Nash" Edition
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07-11-2012, 10:34 PM
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And that team with Nash in Hagelin's place and another third line forward (acquired via another trade, free agency or brought up from our system) in Dubinsky's place would be even better.
Nash may not be worth acquiring at the price Howson is asking, however,
at a reasonable price he makes this team significantly better.
If you're trying to argue that Nash isn't worth $7.8M/year, I think you'll find most people agree. However, he won't kill our cap situation with Dubinsky's salary off the books, and we have some other big contracts (like Gaborik) coming off the books at times that will make it easier to resign our young RFAs and Lundqvist.
He won't come "at a reasonable price".
All the forwards mentioned in the trade -- Dubinsky, AA, Hagelin, Stepan -- are all two-way forwards, three of who can play center and wing.
Nash only plays wing, and he's not a good penalty killer/defensive forward. Nash has been playing "soft minutes" the last few years as a BJ.
The Rangers are not better off adding Nash while subtracting two of the above.
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