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10-02-2012, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by blinkman360 View Post
True, but IMO there is really no upside to this deal. You get some solid players, but when you trade a player like Nash wouldn't you want to get at least one potential game-breaker back in return? IMO, the only way this trade looks good for CBJ is if Erixon turns into a very solid top-4, and if the season is completely locked out and that NYR 1st ends up turning into a top-5 or 10 pick.
I don't know why it's so hard for people to understand that that was pretty much impossible in that situation. Nash was forcing his way out and got to choose where he would go. The teams he wanted to head too weren't in a position to give up important roster pieces, because they are ready to compete now and were looking for something to put them over the top. The roster players they got are young and gritty (and who knows? Maybe they'll get a kind of Michael Peca out of it like how Buffalo did when they traded Mogilny?), and they got a decent prospect and a 1st rounder in what looks like a deep draft...Which could end up being higher than expected if there's never a season and the draft is just luck of the draw.

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