If Columbus wants our entire farm system, well that's too bad for them. We're not giving up everybody for Nash.
Would I make that deal? Absolutely. Franzen and Flip's combined salaries would make Nash's cap hit almost non-existent. Not to mention, Flip is a UFA next summer. I would think Columbus would want an extension in place before a trade, but if not, we could always get him right back next year. Hate to lose Nyquist and Smith, but I'll always take proven talent over unknown commodities.
Ya never know what ya got in guys like Nyquist - however Smith seems to have all the makings of a top 4 Dman; I'd rather keep Smith, and toss Franzen into the deal.