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#1 Doc Holliday

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:20 PM

http://sports.yahoo....html#more-26433

On Monday afternoon, Columbus Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson called Rick Nash and told him he wouldn't be dealt before the NHL Trade Deadline passed. That he made an honest effort to move Nash and get the proper return for the star winger.

But the honesty wouldn't end there no sir, it would not.

Howson also informed Nash that he would be revealing publicly for the first time that it was Nash, rather than team management, that sought a trade. That the Jackets' team captain requested a trade in "mid- or late January," and set the wheels in motion for his departure.

"It's the right thing to do. It's the truthful thing to do," said Howson of the revelation.

It was also the deliciously spiteful thing to do.

"With respect to Rick Nash, he approached us and asked us to consider trading him. We agreed to accommodate his request as long as we could get a deal that would provide us with cornerstone pieces to help us to compete for a Stanley Cup championship in the coming years. It did not happen by 3 o'clock today. This is too important to our franchise and our fans to do a deal that is not in our best interests."


Pretty crazy how things are turning out in Columbus right now.

No idea why I put Nashville in there. Can a mod change the thread title for me?

Edited by Doc Holliday, 27 February 2012 - 06:21 PM.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:23 PM

Sounds like this is his last season in Columbus. He'll be dealt in the summer.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:29 PM

But this was the Blue Jackets year!!
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:33 PM

dont blame him who wants to play on a losing team year after year

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:35 PM

Still wondering what the Nashville GM had to do with any of this.... :ninja:

Edited by LeftWinger, 27 February 2012 - 06:35 PM.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:35 PM

ya the year like next year...and the year after that as long as howson is there nothing good will happen.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:36 PM

Obviously it was his idea. If you have a full NMC and you never say "I'm staying put", then it's obvious he set the wheels in motion.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:36 PM

...and this just in from Columbus, for the rest of his contract, Rick Nash has developed Johan Franzen disease.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:37 PM

Still wondering what the Nashville GM had to do with any of this.... :ninja:


Nash....

Nashville...

I don't know. I'm running on fumes right now so that is probably what caused it.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:40 PM

Nash....

Nashville...

I don't know. I'm running on fumes right now so that is probably what caused it.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:40 PM

Even if Howson is fired before the draft, don't believe that Nash will remain with Columbus.

After this, I bet Nash's list of teams he'd be willing to traded to has grown.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:46 PM

Gee, I wonder how Wisniewski feels now about signing in Columbus...drama, drama, drama

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:59 PM

Gee, I wonder how Wisniewski feels now about signing in Columbus...drama, drama, drama


He deserves it, that arrogant prick. Hope he has fun with his "market value" money losing in Columbus for the next 5 years :thumbup:

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:14 PM

Having to wait until the off-season should certainly open up the number of teams that might be interested in Nash. Wonder who will be willing to give up the farm to get him given what the free agent market will look like. I don't think Kenny will bite & instead lock in on Parise...I hope...

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:38 PM

What a classy organization...

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:43 PM

I don't think CBJ will ever turn it around. Ever.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:10 PM

Can't blame Nash for wanting out of Columbus. I guess you can only stand losing consistently for so long, especially with his talent.

Im wondering if any of the GMs who were having discussions on acquiring Nash will ever reveal what Columbus was asking.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:14 PM

For what it was worth: when the idea of Nash being dealt to the Leafs was talked about on Sportsnet (one of their radio/television "simulcasts") last week, Doug MacLean said that if Nash went to Toronto, he would immediately become the leader in the dressing room. I guess they're still looking for one.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:16 PM

At least we are sure that we can never finish worse than 4th in the division...that team is doomed for a long time without Nash. They didn't have much to draw talent in the first place, and with Nash packing his bags at the end of the season (likely) they are really going to have nothing to build a team around.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:31 PM

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