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Didn't get traded today, which surprised many. Nash initially said he didn't want a trade, but then his agent asked for one a few days later. So, everyone thought a deal would be made before today's deadline. However, nothing happened, and then the Blue Jackets held a strange press conference where they basically threw Nash under the bus for wanting a trade. ("Throwing him under the bus" is a bit strong, to be fair, but you get the idea.)
I'll admit that even though I've been obsessed about sports since an early age, I was never an NHL fan growing up. Football, basketball and baseball, baby. But with the CBJ being in town, I jumped on the bandwagon and have followed them somewhat closely. I know we have some diehards on here (and some people like me that are fans but not really diehards) so what do you think about this situation? Twitter is blowing up right now with people attacking Howson. Interesting for sure. What a trainwreck the CBJ are (and have always been, save for one season).
Our quarterback does front flips, suck it.
At times this season I was frustrated enough to think that we should trade Nash and start from scratch. But as that became more of a reality I began having second thoughts. Our team sucks. But Nash at least gave us some identity. Without him it all becomes more difficult to watch. So with that being said I wish we could/would keep him. Nash staying doesn't seem likely now and Howson has created a Gene Smith like PR mess in the process.
Thing is, to trade him you have to have another team willing to dance with you and I'm sure the asking price was just too high. You can't give him away, you'll take heat, and teams that really need him weren't willing to sacrifice all of the talent just to get him. I'm sure they attempted to move him, but the asking price was just too high. Good for us!!
This post was edited by Griffinfeb 2 years ago
They are still gonna trade him you have to. Teams are gonna be willing to part with a lot more come the summer.
I like Nash he is a great player and a great guy but he is the worst Captain in the NHL. He isn't vocal, he takes plays off, and I really question is drive to win. The team wants to change everything and that always starts up top. From management to the players. You will be able to get a top Dman, a good prospect, and a first round pick in the summer for Nash. The reason the deal didnt get done is exactly what Bax and me had been saying, its hard to not screw up the chemistry of a team when trying to land a player like Nash.Hopefully NY is still in the market and willing to give up Del Zotto Kreiger and a first.Id be jumping up and down. It will also be interesting what teams he signs off on to be traded to.
FIRE HOWSON RIGHT NOW! Why you hire the assistant GM from one of the worse teams in hockey at the time (Oilers) is beyond me. The hire had everyone scratching their head from day 1.
This post was edited by PIIHB RNP 2 years ago
I think you're right about being moved in the offseason... Just wonder where...
Its to early to know, the playoffs will tell the tale. Some team the comes up short due to lack of offense. The reason u get more in the offseason is 1 u dont mess up chemistry n 2 u can address the loss of the players u trade thru free agency. The Jackets need to trade him because 1 free agency is worthless for us. No one wants to play here when they r geting similar offers from contenders. Thats why u always see us overpay for players...we have to. 2 the free agent market is horrible this year. A lot of the big players r likely to resign n I dont want to see us overpay for players. U trade Nash, you get two players possibly 3 that make r roster n a first. U get Nail in the draft possibly a goaltender if the Kings pick is this year in the first. Next year u keep losing for McKinnin in the 2013 draft. Kid is suppose to be the best player in the draft since Crosby.
Ummm. There's probably no such thing as a "bandwagon" CBJ fan at this point. Anyone who follows or supports this team is a "real" fan in my book.
Well, just didn't want to act like I was some diehard hockey fan like I am football, basketball and baseball. "Bandwagon" fan probably isn't the right term. More like "casual CBJ fan." It doesn't completely ruin my day when the CBJ lose like it does when the Buckeyes, Reds or Bengals do.
I moved back to Ohio from Maryland where I got to see the Capitals quite often and became a fan over the years I was there. Once I moved back I figured I would become a fan of the CBJ but it's hard to follow a team that has owners who just don't care what they put out on the ice. I'm still following my Caps but since I don't get to games anymore I've lost some interest in the sport, at least until playoff time.
The McConnells care about the product they put on the ice, they r hands off owners. I wish they were more invovled because everything they touch is gold. Everytime they sink money into the team w a big free agent we have r worst years. Im pissed that John jr came out n said Howsons job was safe but that was before all this mess.
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