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01-02-2013, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
My own belief is that Slats is under the impression that Nash can replace Gaborik's 40 goals while being more of a "Torts guy" on the ice. Nash can kill penalties and brings a physical game that Gaborik could never hope to match. He fits the mold of this team better than Gabby does. Get one season of both, then ship off Gabby for a high-end prospect, picks and/or a 2nd line RW.

I don't love the idea, but that's my take.
Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
It's not like Nash is some guy that came out of nowhere to be the best player in Columbus--the dude was the OHL rookie of the year, number one overall pick, Calder nominee and youngest-ever player to lead the league in goals. He has an impressive resume and there's absolutely zero reason to believe he won't perform on a "real" team.

I prefer Gaborik over Nash as well, but your one particular fear seems to have no basis in reality.
I don't think anything is written in stone. Like I don't think Torts has given up on Gabby. But unless Gabby performs when it matters the most, and not just put up decent stats, but is a factor on the ice -- he is gone.

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