I'll throw up if Staal is traded, regardless of who we get in return. Seeing these proposals with Staal shipped away is beginning to make me queasy
Agreed. Having Girardi, Staal and McD is a huge, huge advantage that this team has over others. I have no idea why people want to deal one of them. Yeah, the team needs more offense, but not at the expense of the three guys who make the defense what it is.
tbh i love the idea of staal being available, but something tells me nc has a much higher chance of signing him than us. our staal just had to play defense >_>
Definitely...go to a team in Carolina where his brother is already the #1 center, on a team that finished out of the playoffs, or go to a team where he'd be able to become the #1 center, for a potential Cup contender...I can see how Carolina would look more attractive.
Guess the guy should just hand over his franchise player for nothing.
This is a seminal moment for Columbus as a franchise - if you were in his shoes, would you not be trying to get as much as humanly possible for Rick Nash.
Thats a ridiculous thing to say
Never said that but its not like he's been offered "nothing.". His star player wants out because his GM has done a terrible job of bringing players in to surround him and be competitive. So no its not ridiculous to say. I feel no sympathy for Howson. He wants the Nash trade to make up for years of mistakes; having the acquiring team look like Columbus in the end.