This would be overpayment for JOE THORNTON when he was around or over a PPG, not for a 60 pt winger with work ethic problems, bad attitude and tendencies to ask for trades when things get tough. No chance in hell, if I were Burke, I'd take some garden scissors and cut the phone line to Columbus. This is not a lowball offer, this is nearly an insult.
Whether it's really what Columbus wanted I don't know, but if it was no chance we take that. They really will need to fire that idiot and hire a new GM if they are going to find a way to move Nash. That guy's ridiculous prices are getting over the top to say the least.
Nash isn't exactly what the Leafs need since they have Kessel on the top line.
Perhaps a KESSEL for Nash trade is closer to what the Leafs need.
A top centre is the priority... Not another winger who would underperform due to the lack of a top pivot.
Don't agree. Nash and Kessel are 2 very different players. Not to mention Nash plays both wings and would instantly create room for Kessel whether on his line or not. On another line, teams may match their tougher defensive forwards and defenders against Nash, rather than Kessel. Having 2 scoring threats on 2 different lines is never a bad thing.
Either way, the asking price for Nash would have to substantially drop for Burke to pull off a deal IMHO. I don't see why he should cost 3 high end prospects. Leafs are picking, most likely, in the 3-5 spot at their pace. That's Reinhart, Murray, Dumba, Grigs, Galchenyuck territory. This sounds earily familiar to the Kessel deal, and we all know what the majority think of that
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Howson better be careful here. After all of this crap that Nash has been put through with this organization during the trade deadline, I'd say that he's pretty fed up with him by now. If he's not moved before next season with the list of teams that he's provided him, his agent is going to publicly make a big stink about this situation and will pretty much force his hand here to deal Nash asap thus lowering his value. Nash has all the power here due to his NTC, and he knows it. If he's going to be traded, it will be somewhere that he wants to be (ie: Toronto). Columbus is not a big market team that can just simply absorb a salary like this with a disgruntled player. If he ends up botching this trade by getting too greedy with his demands, he's not gonna be employed next season.