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by Paul on 07/29/12 at 08:01 PM ET
No matter where you choose to place the blame for Nash’s departure – management or player – trading the franchise player is a sad day for any franchise. It’s not the end of the world, and certainly not the end of the franchise. But it represents the end of an era in Columbus, one that held such promise but never quite delivered. Over the last few days, more than a few people have reached out via email or Twitter to say that their family members – sons, daughters, moms, etc. – actually cried last Monday when he was traded. Most hardcore sports fans will understand that type of emotional response to sports (especially if you root for the Browns). The sun will rise again for the Blue Jackets. In fact, it already has risen, with the arrival of three promising players and a first-round draft pick. But Nash is moving on, and a few young hearts are hardened. The lost generation of Blue Jackets fans has now lost its guy.
-Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers where you can read 60 more thoughts on Rich Nash.
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