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03-20-2013, 10:34 PM
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dave babych returns
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Nash has done his job. But Nash takes time from other players an worsens their numbers ie Gaborik. It also gutted their depth.

I'm not sure we'd get full value from Iginla for the same reasons. for every 3 points he'd bring we're going to lose 2 ie put Iginla with the Sedins: Burrows ES production drops, Kesler's PP production disappears. Otoh we'd get far more value from another centre, improve 2nd pp unit and enhance ES production.
So acquiring a center (who is almost certainly not going to be as as good a player as Rick Nash) is good because it helps even strength and 2nd unit power play production, but adding Rick Nash does not because he's taking away opportunities to score from other players.

What if acquiring Rick Nash, then pushing Alex Burrows to the second line and Ryan Kesler to the second unit power play helped our first and second lines and both power play units?

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