Why this trade makes sense : Vancouver gears up for their cup run and makes their top 6 disgusting. Schneider is ready for the starting job so losing Luongo shouldnt hurt too bad, giving up Hodgson sucks but you have to pay up for a player like Nash.
Luongo would solidify columbus' goaltending and allow for Mason to be developed properly. i could see Luo doing really well in a market like columbus with no pressure.
Hodgson and Johansen set them up for top 6 centers for the future and cbj get to add another firsts to start building.
Maybe Vancouver adds a prospect. not too farmiliar with van citys prospect pool maybe a guy like Schroeder...
Okay, since the eklund thing is bonus, lets try to find out his value.
1st round pick (easily)
top prospect (easily)
teir 2 prospect (debatable)
Player off roster (easily).
sounds about right?
Pretty much something like this.
You could put together a package that fits this mould from just about every team in the league. So there isn't much point in the endless pages of debating offers. They'll all have this same structure. Nash's NMC chops that down to about 5 teams. From there, you can compare assets offered.
Since we don't know the rumoured teams - this thread is completely useless, unless kept to updates from sources.
What blue chip assets? Bernier? He has played 25 games in 3 years.
Penner and Hunter are pending UFA's and there is no confirmation where the pick would be.
That "loser" your talking about is a former Richard trophy winning good 2 way player and a two time 40 goal scorer despite never having a decent playmaker to play with.
Because he has been blocked by Quick. I still hold Bernier in high regard.
He won the Richard 7 years ago. SEVEN. That is a long ass time. There has to be a statute of limitations on that kind of thing.
He is a glorified 65 point player who gets paid like a 95 point player (that part is not up for debate, it's a stone cold fact) and is the *franchise player* for a franchise that has been dead for 10 years.
Bottom line is you don't pay 8 million to guy who people still have to use the crutch of "he has never played with anybody." 8 million dollar players make the players around him better.
The possibilities are endless for Columbus if they trade Nash. Between the cap space being available, the picks, and just the overall closing of the first failed chapter of the book... Columbus fans should be excited and want a trade to happen.
Columbus has put it's eggs in the Rick Nash basket for too long and where has it gotten them? Nowhere. Nash has always been their *franchise guy* and look where the franchise is: a complete dumpster fire. Somewhere down the line Columbus was fooled into thinking that Nash was a franchise guy and now they sit here today no more successful than when they entered into the league as a lowly expansion team.
Trade Nash, get an extra 1st + a little bit of cap space + get a prospect + get a top 6 potential guy, draft Yakupov. After the forest fire the grass will regrow.
If Nash is not a superstar like some of you have stated on this thread than neither is Parise. I think a lot of people are downgrading Nash cause he hasn't done anything, but fail to notice what team he actually plays on. Nash may not be a Crosby but he is worth more than what many teams will want to pay.
They get this loser off the team, get blue chip assets, AND free up several million to play with?
I have said it for years that once Columbus trades Nash, his 65 points, and that 8 million cap space he is holding hostage.. then and only then will they get out of the dumpster and become the team that the Columbus market deserves.
Who are the Jackets going to add with the cap space? Probably someone not as good as Nash - that's for certain.
If they're not getting blue-chip assets (some combinationg JJ or Voynov, Bernier, 1st, etc) CLM should hold onto Nash.