Rick Nash Traded to Rangers

July 23, 2012 at 3:21p    by Alex    
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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Aaaand boom goes the dynamite.

Class of 2010.

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

I bet the Jackets don't score more than 160 goals as a team next season.

741's picture

At least the drama is over now.

mastermiind's picture

if i didn't have season tickets, i wouldn't know columbus had a "hockey" team (emphasis on quotation marks.)

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Colin's picture

It had to happen, we got a bunch of average players but in reality Nash's stock was low, he was being picky, and Howson was asking for too much...we were bound to be a little disappointed. Personally I'm glad to see him go, and he's going to a good team so he should be happy.

RedStorm45's picture

This is meant as a joke (please, tell me someone gets the reference)...but we got trade-raped.  Again.  This was the big deal GMSH held out for?  Not only that, we have to kick in an AHL defensemen and a 3rd rounder back?  For what...a couple 15-20 goal scorers?  The CBJ literally have zero players who would be top 6 guys anywhere else.  Stock is low? Nash is one of 5 guys to score 30 or more goals the last 5 seasons.  With some of the worst surrounding talent in the league.

William's picture

Love The League reference and I agree. The CBJ have no one other than Johnson now. They still need a goalie. This franchise has been run horribly from the beginning. 

bassplayer7770's picture

Yeah, every time I hear about a CBJ trade I hope to hear we got a new (and talented) goalie.

mastermiind's picture

the good news is that the team is locked into columbus for 30 more years of misery!!!

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William's picture

Dubinsky and Anisimov are both quality players. The CBJ do have three 1st round picks next year..

Michael's picture

That Rangers pick is going to be somewhere between 20-30.
I can't find the link, but I remember reading an article that says the talent drop-off in most NHL drafts is severe after the Top 6-7 players.

sawesome's picture

I don't think this is actually the case.  Quality NHL defensemen are much harder to come by, for example, than wingers, and they are very difficult to develop.  You can often pick up very solid offensive producers late in the first (as a Flyers fan, I'd point at Simon Gagne, Mike Richards, and Claude Giroux—#22, #24, #22 in the first respectively).  Moreover, players often contribute significantly more than just offense—ask any fan of one of Ian Laperriere's teams.
That said, Howson was asking for too much for Nash, whose contract was ridiculous and very hard to move.  I'm super glad the Flyers didn't get him, but I would've preferred that he stayed somewhere in the Western Conference.  He's dangerous.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Well, isn't that cause for optimism. Traditionally, extra draft picks are about as useful to the Blue Jackets as ice skates would be to a camel, so excuse me for not getting in line for those 2017 playoff tickets.
I know the part of the Jackets fan base that has no allegiance to OSU is mighty touchy about this being the one NHL city where the dominant local sport involves a college, but for those of us who have no problem supporting both, what's become of the CBJ is almost tragic. The image of the city across the NHL is losers/college town/bush league/no one cares. The fact that the team once had a rabid fan base that was willing to show normal expansion team patience is ignored. Now there's just the hopelessness that goes along with rooting for an organization where there's no expectation of winning, or demand from those who do the hiring that those in charge ever win.
It would be disastrous to local prestige if the team moved, but people can't be expected to turn out for this clown show indefinitely.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

RedStorm45's picture

Dubinski went 10-14-24 last year with 110 PIM.  Anisimov was 16-20-36.  And the AHL guys are basically a wash.  Plus our D is our loaded now that we added Aucoin and are brining in Murray.
The Jackets have about a 4% success rate with 1st round picks.  It's hard to draft worse than they have.  And, there are rumors that the Kings' 1st round pick might be sent back to them with other pieces in exchange for Bernier.

TLB's picture

Erixon and that 1st round pick for Bernier.

O-H Kee Pa's picture

As a Bruins fan, I can't say this makes me any more worried about the Rangers. Knowing Torts' system, I can't see Nash blocking shots every shift.

sawesome's picture

Yeah, the problem is that the Rangers are already pretty decent.  Haven't followed them much in the offseason, but they consistently hammered the Flyers last year.

O-H Kee Pa's picture

Oh, they're definitely more than decent. Their PP with any combination of Callahan/Gaborik/Richards/Nash will be a bigger pain in the ass than it was last year. However, I don't think the addition of Nash automatically equates to, "ZOMG! Give them the Cup now!"

Colin's picture

Nash may not block that many shots but he's got a long stick and he's excellent on the penalty kill...he a good addition to that team.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Remember that one year when the Blue Jackets made the playoffs? That was awesome. 

bassplayer7770's picture

Yes, I remember when the Red Wings embarrassed the CBJ...