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Should Nash Ask Columbus To Move Him?

Each week, the NHL on TSN panel voices its opinions on the hot topics of the day in the Wednesday Night Hockey Quiz.

Question No. 2: Should Rick Nash request a trade out of Columbus both for his own sake and for the sake of the team?

(Aaron) Ward: Yes with an asterisk. Go through the season, endure it, take your time, make it look as if you’re processing it evaluating through the summer seeing where Columbus is going and what acquisitions they’ve made and then make that change. For the good of yourself and your team, Columbus should get a windfall of players and something back worthwhile and for him and the team they both need a fresh start.

(Marc) Crawford: No, I think Rick Nash is one of the top three or four power forwards in the game. If he played like he did in the Olympics, that would be what the Columbus Blue Jackets need. If they get that Rick Nash, why would they trade him? You look for those guys forever.

(Bob) McKenzie
: A qualified yes. If the ownership in Columbus decides to clean house and get rid of general manager Scott Howson, they’ll be embarking on another direction. I don’t know if I were Rick Nash, I’d want to stick around for another direction because they’ll have their three year plan of how they want to do things. If they keep the general manager and Nash is part and parcel to that, I’d say stay and tough it out as best you can. If they go in a different direction, I’d say he should as well.

read on for questions 1 and 3- 1 being should the NHL talk to the victim before a suspension and 3 is should the NHL outlaw the zone defense we saw tonight in the Tampa/Philly game…

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bezukov's avatar

Question No. 2: Should Rick Nash request a trade out of Columbus both for his own sake and for the sake of the team?

I think it would be better for everyone involved.  Maybe then the CBJ could have a captain more interested in success on the ice than success on xBox Live.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 11/10/11 at 02:08 AM ET

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A no 1 pick and filppula, tomas tatar and brendan smith for rick nash?

Posted by bobafett from las vegas on 11/10/11 at 04:42 AM ET

Primis's avatar

A no 1 pick and filppula, tomas tatar and brendan smith for rick nash?

Posted by bobafett from las vegas on 11/10/11 at 02:42 AM ET

When did this become the hfboards “Ridiculous Trade Proposals” forum?

Posted by Primis on 11/10/11 at 09:05 AM ET

bezukov's avatar

A no 1 pick and filppula, tomas tatar and brendan smith for rick nash?

Posted by bobafett from las vegas on 11/10/11 at 02:42 AM ET

#1.  The Red Wings already have motivation problems.  Until Rick Nash shows that he is capable of taking some pride in what he does, I don’t want to see him anywhere near JLA. 

#2.  I think Tatar and Smith have too much potential.  If I’m Ken Holland, its going to take a lot more than Rick Nash to get me to part ways with a forward with goal scoring potential (who also probably won’t be making a huge cap hit anytime soon), and a possible franchise defenseman.  After Nash, what else does Columbus have to offer Detroit?  Maybe RJ Umberger would be tempting to Holland.

#3.  If there is anything the CBJ can do to make themselves more unpopular with the fans in Columbus, it would be to trade Nash to Detroit.

Things might be different four or five years from now in Nash’s case, but at this point its more likely to see him in a cocktail dress than it is to see him in Red and White.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 11/10/11 at 11:10 AM ET

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I find these stories out TO ridiculous.  Of course any right minded person would want out of Columbus, and hey maybe he would play for the Leafs or some other good market team. Poor Rick Nash suffering so badly, maybe they can put him on a line with Kyle Turris. Disaffected underachievers! On second thought he would be perfect for the Leafs or any other good market team, where he can be dissected every minute of every day.

Posted by timbits on 11/10/11 at 11:43 AM ET

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(Marc) Crawford: No, I think Rick Nash is one of the top three or four power forwards in the game. If he played like he did in the Olympics, that would be what the Columbus Blue Jackets need. If they get that Rick Nash, why would they trade him? You look for those guys forever.

Apparently Mr. Crawford didn’t understand the question.  The question was not “should CBJ trade Nash” but “should Nash ask for a trade.”  The guy is a moron and the editor who didn’t catch this must be asleep at the wheel.

Posted by WingsFaninCO on 11/10/11 at 11:59 AM ET

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Toronto media has finally given up on Tavares to the Leafs, so their new obsession is Nash.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 11/10/11 at 01:18 PM ET

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#3.  If there is anything the CBJ can do to make themselves more unpopular with the fans in Columbus, it would be to trade Nash to Detroit.

That’s the solid #1 reason why this will never happen, especially at this point in time.

On a different note let’s looks at video games. Why? Because somehow Columbus makes it through the playoffs and sometimes to the Conference Finals. Why? Rick Nash. Take the emotion out but leave the stats and algorithms and you see Columbus rise. I just wish life was that simple.

hey maybe he would play for the Leafs or some other good market team.

I expect to see him in a Leafs jersey before 2020.

Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 11/10/11 at 02:19 PM ET

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Nash isn’t truculent enough for Burke to want him on his Laffs.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 11/10/11 at 03:07 PM ET

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On a different note let’s looks at video games. Why? Because somehow Columbus makes it through the playoffs and sometimes to the Conference Finals. Why? Rick Nash. Take the emotion out but leave the stats and algorithms and you see Columbus rise. I just wish life was that simple.

I think that is because Rick Nash gets the benefit what I am going to term the “Kovalchuck/Atlanta Bias.”  Nash/Kovie + CBJ/Thrashers = Inflated personal stats for Nash/Kovie because the CBJ/Thrashers don’t get taken seriously.

Nash would still be a great player anywhere he goes, don’t get me wrong, but I bet his prestige would drop on a more competitive team because defenders wouldn’t fall asleep as often as they do now.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 11/10/11 at 03:51 PM ET

Nicholas Lorenzi's avatar

Kovie’s a punk smile

Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 11/10/11 at 04:07 PM ET

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