Re: `Will CJ gamble with Rask tonight against the Blues????
posted at 2/20/2012 12:39 PM EST
In Response to Re: `Will CJ gamble with Rask tonight against the Blues????
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: `Will CJ gamble with Rask tonight against the Blues???? : Seems to be the missing element in the Nash Hoopla. He is in year 2 of an 8 year deal and is only 27. Why would CLB want to trade him as opposed to building around him?
Posted by Crowls2424[/QUOTE]
Ka-ching! If this is a hockey related decision, the BJ's have given up on him...plain and simple. They don't need to worry about losing him to FA. He's locked into the roster for 6 plus years. That's basically eternity. If it's a hockey decision, they've decided they'd sooner build around someone else, cuz they are in rebuilding mode with, or without him.
If it's economics(they're almost against the cap), then they want rid of his salary. If it's economics, they don't want to replace those dollars with marquee players, they just want rid of them. The best, as well as cheapest way to build a powerhouse over time...is through picks and deals regarding prospects.
Me thinks the BJ's know they're a ways from being competitive, and since it's not a great hockey market anyway, the owners would prefer to rebuild a lot cheaper.
Either way, hockey, or business, there's excess baggage. Most of the really good teams would need to decimate their core, even if he came for nothing(cuz they'd have to make big moves just to clear cap space).
If Nash had even 2 more years at 7.8 things would be different, but I'm thinking his contract duration is a problem for most GM's. For those left that don't mind the length, they've got the cap issues, and for the remaining, it's all about what has to be given up. Contenders don't want to give up much of anything at this time of year.
If Nash goes, I expect the meat to be blue chip prospects and picks, not block-buster with several names changing address.