Re: Report out of Columbus
posted at 5/21/2012 11:34 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Report out of Columbus
[QUOTE]I don't think PC necessarily wants Nash, nor do I. However, with the 19th or 20th pick I think the situation is like 2010. PC will package this lower pick with a roster player and a prospect to get some insurance against Nathan Horton, with a Horton type player, one that can score the crucial goals. Joffrey Lupul? Stepehn Weiss? Devon Setoguchi? Mike Cammalleri? Along those lines.
Posted by Wheatskins[/QUOTE]
Cammalleri-Like the player, HATE his contract.
Weiss-Probably not available considering they made the playoffs, and with Huberdeau likely to make the team this fall, they'd be smart to hold on to Weiss to show JH the ropes, before he takes over as the team's #1 Centre in a few seasons.
Setoguchi-I really like him. In Boston, he'd probably be a 25-ish goal scorer every year.
Lupul-No chance Burke moves him. Him and Kessel have great chemistry, and all they're missing is a Centre (Galchenyuk) to give them both the puck.
As for Nash, Howson is going to have to realize that by signing him to that asinine contract, he's going to have to take back a salary or an extra part that isn't necessarily going to be a "headline" in the deal. It would really help if the new cba includes an amnesty clause. IF Chiarelli strikes a deal in order to bring Nash to Boston, and he has a very good feeling that there will be an amnesty clause, he could use that on Nash and get him at around a $6-6.6 Million cap-hit (Nash would be desperate to leave CLB, and wouldn't mind leaving some extra money on the table, plus, if money is somewhat of an issue, PC could add an extra year or two onto what would have remained on his current deal).