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03-12-2013, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by haohmaru View Post
The problem is that your deal would never have happened. It wasn't in Columbus' best interests, it's not what Columbus was looking for and, most importantly, the deal they got was better.

They got 2 NHL top 9/top 6 players, a top 6 D, and a 1st which is > a top six, and a top 6/9, and a 5.6M dollar traffic cone.
Yes, they got a better deal, we acquiesced.
If they really wanted Stepan, and we gave them Stepan + for Nash, the + being less than it turned out to be, that would have been better for us. I agree not for them. But what other serious options did they have to move Nash besides us?

I'm not saying we had to be mean, or overly hardball about it.
But there were other options, and like I said, usually Sather looks to move salary, ergo Redden (there was strong legit expectation that some buyouts would be in order in the new CBA, if for no other reason than to create roster flexiblity).

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