I have no axe to grind. I like this deal for Columbus a lot. Rangers were tough because of depth. Thy lose a little here. Much depends on Erixson but Nash is overrated. I'll tell you why. At international tournaments, surrounded by stars, he's good but not elite. He's a 35-40 goal scorer, vey impressive or sure, but not a top 10 player in the league, maybe 10-20 in legue
Im really not that bothered by the trade. Look at what Thorton or Heatly got it is on par. Funny part is this is the pretty much the package Howson was "crazy" for not taking now that he did it he is "crazy and could have got alot more." lol..
obviously not or he would have.
Edit: that sounded like i was defending Howson. im not it was more about the value of Nash
We all have to remember our former captain led us to a last overall finish this year and requested to be traded out of town. Also remember training camp doesnt start until September so hopefully this isn't the last move.
And that dream team has now shown it doesn't want him as much as he wants it. Such things usually trigger life-altering perspective shifts.
Or so we can hope
Indeed. Not a crazy thought. That's the message I'd be selling him on.
Usually, I'd bring up issues like playing time and opportunity as a selling point too, but what's sorta funny to me depth wise, is he actually may have had a better shot at making the Rangers blueline this year rather than Columbus.
He's walking into camp, at best as the 6th guy here and he's going to have decent competition for that spot -- Moore, Murray, Savard.
Islander fan here and I'm happier to see Dubinsky leave the Rangers than I am upset to see Nash join the Rangers. I have followed Nash closely for years and I think he is just as overrated as Brad Richards. The guy only had 30 goals last year. You will get more than 30 goals from the combination of Dubinsky and Anisimov. Before last season Dubinsky was an absolute untouchable with that team. Luckily the Rangers have no loyalty and after one off year were ready to dump the guy.
The season before last Dubinsky had 24 goals and 30 assists for 54 points. Last season Nash had 30 goals and 29 assists for 59 points. Hell the same year Dubinsky had 54 points Nash only put together 66 points. Throw in Anisimov who is sweet on the penalty kill (one of the Rangers strong suites last year), Erixon who never got a chance with the Rangers and a 1st round pick, not too bad.
I understand you guys wanted a flashy name but I dont think the Blue Jackets will be any worse off after this deal and I actually think the Rangers may be worse. Nash will not get 40 goals for the Rangers.
What amazes me is that this trade could have been done five months ago. Seems Howson just gave up and accepted what he himself thought was unacceptable in March. Horiffic but essence of Howson.
To what end? Does doing this trade five months ago without exploring options and hoping to extrapolate a little more help the team in some way? If the deal had been made at the trade deadline, I imagine the complaint would be that he didn't take long enough to look around.
Howdy stranger. At least you like the Rangers, so that works out.
I'm still processing this trade. The part I hate is that he's going to the Rangers. Oh well.
Ultimately we might be a better team after this deal. We'll have to see how it plays out.
Hello to you too, Mr. Voice of Reason I do like the deal. Love the deal, as a matter of fact. It's justice. I prefer that for Nash. He still has some pesky junior moments in his game. Torts will get him out of that. Use the big body the way it should be. We never did that. I only wish Boll would have went with him.
The players we picked up are good. No prima donna ego's like Carter's to deal with. Not sure about Tim. He's young. We have a good group of guys and believe it or not, we truly can play. Hoping Howson isn't done. To be honest, I'm really hoping Doan's name appears soon linked to CBJ. Then, and only then, will I forgive Howson fully for the Klesla deal.
"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'll love both Dubinsky and Arty. Dubi had a tough year last year, but I've been saying all along that I fully expect him to bounce back to a 45-50 point player who works his balls off and plays with a real edge. Anisimov is an excellent 3rd line center right now who may be able to develop into a #2C. He should put up around 40 points and is good defensively. Erixon is one of the more underrated prospects around, he could end up being a top-pairing guy.