Random OP: Value of Nash? oh, and the 1st overall?
5,000 posters: Nash overrated, mane. I wouldn't trade my dead dog for him.
"Every game, every point is a necessity." -- Ty Conklin, January 2007
"I'll have a chance to compete for the post of first issue. This is the most important thing." -- Sergei Bobrovsky, June 2012
You mean that star franchise player thats getting payed 7.8 mil a season ,
Sits 61st in the scoring race with a total of 56 pts so far this season and has broken the 70 point barrier once in his 9 year career. That the star franchise player i don't want near my team.
Heck we have little Desharnais who has put up that many points and he's only being Payed 850 thou a season on the team next to the Jackets.
He's done it once? Twice? Well that's as good as 8 or 9 times!
How is Price = 1st overall??? Are you a real person?
What if Yakupov busts like Daigle, Stefan, Wickenheiser then the Habs just traded their franchise goalie for a BUST?
A known commodity is worth more than a potential BUST.
Price is worth more than Nash: he's younger, not paid $7.8 million, and plays at a more crucial position
Any known commodity is not necessarily worth more than a 'potential bust'. If you're looking to acquire the first overall pick, it's because you believe in what that player will become - so you can take that out of the equation.
As for salary. Price is very affordable this year, on his first RFA contract, but so was Nash. As rumor has it, Price will be looking for at least 5 million and probably around 6 million this offseason. Likewise you can take that out of the equation.
Nonetheless I can understand wanting to hold onto a known franchise goalie, as fragile as goalies can be.