BJ's are gonna be better off in the long-run with this even if it's not that high of a return because Anisimov+Dubinsky contributing and Erixon only being 1-2 yrs away is better than a 60-70 pt Nash (I'm sure Nash is capable of getting more pts in NYR but he wasn't gonna in Columbus). So at the end of the day, you can criticize the return but Columbus are going to be a better team moving fwd. Anisimov/Dubinsky are 40 point players at worse in the future, 50-60 pts is more likely with bigger mins.
I just can't see us signing Doan. Yes, we have the space right now, but we have some expensive RFAs coming up next year.
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In response to the many who said NYR has the capspace.
They have Mcdonagh, Stephan, Hagelin, etc... to sign next year. Sure, they could pull it off and manage something next year. But no, I highly doubt Doan will play 1 year here then switch again afterwards.
This trade is like watching someone rob a bank with a rotten banana, running away with EVERYTHING in the vault and now with Howson throwing in a third and a minor league D-Man it's like the robber came back and stole all the banks pens too, just for laughs.
What a bad deal for CBJ. Like everyone has said, Howson should have been able to get one of MDZ, Stephan, Krieder, Haglin, McD, etc.