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07-01-2013, 09:05 PM
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It was seen as a bad move because Rick Nash is not the type of player you gut your team's depth for, just as with Gaborik. Sather after many years at the helm still doesn't get it. You don't give up top quality assets for good, but non-elite wingers on large cap hit contracts. And I've been echoing those sentiments well before he was traded here. Just take a look at the dozen of Nash discussion threads on the trade sections of the boards, constantly defending the Rangers players offered in trade proposals.
Opinion. And one i strongly disagree with. Nash is a gamebreaker that this team hasn't seen since Jagr. He is a much better guy to lean on offensively over Gaborik. Gaborik was also my favorite player while he was here.
If you don't think Nash is an elite winger than I can see the disconnect between you and nearly every poster on this board.
Do you watch the games or just the stat sheet?
Yes, I would definitely prefer that route instead. And no, I didn't say completely ignore trades and free agent signings. I said to avoid the big contract ones like the Gomezs Drurys Reddens Holiks Gaboriks and Nashs of the worlds. That is simply not a sustainable method of building top end talent through free agency. Sure it can work at times, but the bulk of elite players in today's league are usually top picks from respective rosters.
Show me contending teams that don't have large contracts on the books. Whether they're home grown or not, when guys become good, you have to pay them.
Haha this can't be any further from the truth, but somehow it is. Ive constantly defended many players on this roster, so by no means do I hate everything in this organization. Just look at the Stepan thread in late January when everyone was completely tearing into him or even the end of season Lundqvist, Torts, Boyle Girardi, Boyle and MDZ threads.
You are always negative against this team. How old were you during the dark ages? Honestly. You have no clue how different it is watching this kind of young, contending group, versus an organization that didn't have a clue.
Also, you constantly rip on the 94' team. Truly don't believe you were even alive or of the right mind to know what the team was like.
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