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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.
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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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