Apparently, what Pannacio means is that both Howson and Holmgren have "serious" looks on their faces as they talk to each other.
I agree here. Honestly this entire day these "reports" and twitter twits have made complete fools of themselves by putting every single bit that even remotely smells like news on twitter. It's revolting and has nothing to do with journalism. These idiots just poke at everything and eventually hit something.
Philly has the same problem as the Rangers. Philly needed to swap JVR and Couturier or Schenn in the deal for Ryan or Nash. They had zero interest in swapping Couturier or Schenn in a deal for Ryan or Nash. Then they traded JVR for Schenn.
News that #Flyers are in serious talks over Rick Nash obviously benefits #CBJ GM Scott Howson since he knows how much #NYR covet LW
Putting aside his salary, diminished production and the cost in trade assets, why would you want to add someone like Nash to this team?
1- He has spent the last 10 years of his career doing nothing but losing hockey games. When you lose year after year, it's extremely difficult to break out of that, even in a new setting/environment. There's a reason why some guys (Bouwmeester for example) never play a single playoff game, even when they switch teams. At this point, it's pretty clear that regardless of talent, Nash is a loser.
2- Nash has, according to all accounts out of Columbus, been a key part of creating a "country-club atmosphere." He works how hard he wants to work, IF he feels like working. He also spreads that attitude around the locker room. This team is so young and still very impressionable. Now is not the time to add a cancerous presence.
The only reason you all want Nash is because of his stat line (even worse, because of an imaginary stat line that you've convinced yourselves he'll accomplish on this team). Even if it were Dubinsky for Nash straight up, AND if you assume that Dubi only matches his goal total from his worst ever season, you only gain a net of 20 goals.
You can get 20 goals in FA. You can get it without gutting the team. You can get it without adding a 7.8 million dollar player who creates a "country club" atmosphere and only knows how to lose.
For the sake of this team moving forward, I hope to God that Slats stays the hell away from Rick Nash.
Or I just watch him play one game and it's obvious that he easily be our most valuble player after Hank. Take your pick.