Why? Franzen will be retired by 2016, and his cap hit is actually pretty reasonable for a good top-six forward.
Although I agree that Nash's contract is ridiculous. Case in point, this year's stats:
Nash: 57 GP, 18-21-39
Hudler: 57 GP, 18-17-35
Now let's compare their ES numbers as Hudler plays the point on the PP and isn't really given any kind of comparable situation to score.
Nash: 57 GP, 14-11-25
Hudler: 57 GP, 17-12-29
Ice time at even strength?
Nash: 880:57, or 15:27 per game.
Hudler: 731:26, or 12:49 per game.
Hudler is better defensively than Nash, plays all three forward positions and can play the point on the PP. Nash plays one wing. Yet fans here want to trade high-end prospects AND top picks for Nash's $7.8m lifetime deal, but think bringing Hudler back in the $2.5-$3.5m range would be overpayment? Yes... let's agree to believe that.
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