I was on HFBoards, and someone over there posted this, I found it interesting..
What do you guys think about Nash?, and what would it take us to get him over here?
I think two things about this:
1) Pierre is not a legitimate or reliable source for anything hockey-related at all.
2) Scott Howson would not trade his organization's franchise player to a divisional rival unless he was offered a veritable king's bounty in return.
IMO there are some similarities between Filppula and Slava Kozlov. Kenny used Kozlov as part of a package to bring in a world class goalie. Maybe he could do the same with Flip to bring in a world class sniper.
I know the comparison is a bit of a stretch, but it could work. Flip is having a career year and has some trade value.
Holland was willing to trade Kozlov in large part because the latter was lazy as hell. His issues with motivation and work ethic had become tremendous in the years before his trade. Also important in that situation was that Hasek had asked for a trade; Regier was shopping him by necessity, not by wish.
To Det- Nash
To Columbus- Cleary,Kindl,2012 2nd round,maybe a young goalie saying Mason has completely fallen apart last couple seasons, McCollum,Mrazek not sure if we still have rights to Larsson even
You might as well include Scott Howson's severed head in that deal, because it would surely be separated from his shoulders by the Blue Jackets organization were he to make such a dumbfoundingly horrendous trade.
To Atl- Cormier,Bergfors,Oduya,1st round pick,2nd round pick
To Nj- Kovalchuk,Salmela,2nd round pick
This was widely viewed as a very poor trade for Atlanta, and it came about in large part because of two factors: one, Waddell was a terrible GM; and two, he and Lamiorello had a fairly good relationship. Too, Kovalchuk was an upcoming UFA who had been very clear about his plans to depart Atlanta after the season; this vastly reduced the assets that Waddell could expect in return for him.
Edited by Crymson, 06 February 2012 - 01:16 AM.