dont need a movie when I lived through it....remember everything that man did during that time frame and was amazed then as I still am now as to how he built his teams.
that still doesnt dismantle my theory as it isnt even a theory....its fact. dont make up trades, just go by the one that was actually made.... the Bluejackets will get more production from the players they got in return for Rick Nash.... I really cant believe there is an argument to this...
look at the Staal trade with Carolina....the pens might lose out this first year in production as the pick (Pouliot) and Dumoulin might not be ready this year, but when all the pieces are in the NHL, does anyone really wonder how this deal will turn out in the Pens favor??
They don't just lose nash's production, they also lose whoever they have to bench/trade/demote to fit one of those players on the roster. Or, who they they could have added to the team with nash.
Oh, almost forgot, the A's success was predicated upon a beast pitching staff who outperformed their contracts. The past 5 years(2007-2011) they have 4 losing seasons, one season of .500 ball(averaging ~76 wins) and 0 playoff appearances.
I know, and this may be a reason why Nash scored 40+ goals. Maybe he is only good for 30+ a year and scored because of all the PP time and all the quality offensiv time he got? I know he is good and talented, but just because he scored on a bad team doesn't mean he will score more on a better team
I say that a lot, too, that someone has to score. But in reality, a lot of teams don't score and have trouble scoring 2 goals. Plus on a team with only a few offensive threats it is really easy to shut them down. I still think Columbus did ok with the trade. I expect a decent year pointwise from Dubinsky, Anisimov, Brassard, Umberger, and Johansen