Not a chance. Nash is an amazing player and I'd love to have him on the Leafs, but he's not worth what would probably equal 2 picks in the top 7 and a rapidly developing former 17th pick. He's cracked 70 points once in his 9 year career. The guy will be 28 come next fall and he came into the league as an 18 year old, so odds are what we've seen so far is his prime. Maybe on a better team he can crack 70 a few more times (maybe even 80), but without our savior 1st line center, even that seems pretty hopeful.
With the way we've been playing and the injuries to Gus, Reimer, Lupul, and Kulemin, I'd rather go for Grigorenko and develop him alongside Kadri, Gardiner, a high 2nd rounder this year, Colborne, Percy, Biggs, Ashton, Frattin, Blacker, McKegg, Ross, etc. that we've worked so hard over that last several years to finally accumulate.
Did we learn nothing from the '90s and early '00s? Or even from the Kessel trade?
Exactly my sentiments. Burke-don't you dare trade any of our assets for someone else who needs. #1 C to produce. Stay the course and accumulate assets. When they start to develop and contribute, THEN look to move some for finishing pieces.
Nash isn't even top tier talent in this league. He's Kessel-good, which is good, but not top-tier good.
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Relax people, Burke is not going to do that deal. It came from Berger's imagination, Burke is not looking to mortage the future. He will deal a player(s) off the roster with one propect. Whether this gets it done, it depends on Howson.
not for a 60 pt winger with work ethic problems, bad attitude and tendencies to ask for trades when things get tough. This is not a lowball offer, this is nearly an insult.
This is the equal value that Burke paid to get a 60 pt winger with work ethic problems, bad attitude and tendencies to ask for trades when things get tough. Although Nash would bring leadership and has actually scored 40 goals and has won the Rocket Richard Trophy.