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07-24-2012, 01:33 AM
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Originally Posted by slightlystewpid420 View Post
What potential buyers, there were only like 5 potential buyers, and then thosr buyers had to meet howsoms criteria as well. 2 nhl ready players a prospect and a first. Howson got exactly what he asked for and what the team needed. Could he have gotten more with more leeway, of course. But he made due with what was given. And made the best decision moving forward for the future of the team even if it means losing nash at a "discount rate"
There's meeting criteria and then there's asking for the moon, and your first sentence was exactly my point...why would Howson ask for the moon if he already had limited options? Hell, it could've gotten to the point where the market has 0 need for Nash (NY could've moved onto Bobby Ryan? etc.). And based on what he was asking for, no he didn't get what he wanted...Dubi, Anisimov, Erixon and a late 1st does not match up to Skinner, Schenn-Couturier, Couture and Ottawa's package.

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