Schenn I would deal in a package for Nash, but Gardiner I would not.
That almost sounds deflationary on Schenns behalf,but i knowwhat you mean. Schenn imo is valuable very much so too though. Schenn's skating will most likely need work ,but he is still good being a little slow yet.When/if he gains a little more quickness he could be a very different player.
Schenns skating needs to be improved,and if that was not the case he would be every bit as valuable as Jake.
if i had to put a value on it i would say gardiner for nash straight up is pretty close concidering nash's neg value cap hit and gardiner's low salary/cap hit combined with his age and potential. he's a 21 year old defenseman who's playing pretty big mins ahead of guys who have been rated higher than him. to make a trade though the leafs would need to send salary back and that would diminish some of the leafs value so to make a deal i think it would have to be much bigger . something based around nash +carter and gardiner + good prospect [kadri ?] +draft pick + salary dump or 2. to me if it's just nash coming then it wont be gardiner going.
a 23 point difference between him and Huselius and then 33 points between him and Umberger. Then in 07/08 only a 8 points ahead of Zherdev, But then a whopping 35 points a head of Peca.
These show to me at least he can produce on a mediocre to (pretty)bad team with not much help or secondary scoring. So save for Gardiner(and the obvious Kessel, Lupul etc..) any Player, Prospect or pick would be fair game in a package for Nash in a quantity that would suit Columbus.
1) He'll cost us a tonne of assets
2) He has a monster cap hit ($7.8 million!!)
3) He's cracked the 70-point mark exactly once
4) He's never topped 80 points
5) He never made a bad Columbus team competitive
6) He's not a centre, which remains our top need
I barely watched the game, but when your +1 and played 26+ min, while losing 6-2, your obviously a beast. It could be a hot streak... but nash has a huge cap hit, is overrated as a "power forward", barely scores 70pts, and is just not worth it. If he was a center and still had those same qualities, I might do it, but he isn't, so it doesn't matter.