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Why Columbus won't deal Nash to Detroit

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08:24 AM ET 07.18 | Rick Nash remains on the Blue Jackets payroll despite, some say, legitimate offers. The Red Wings made "a [heck] of an offer" to Columbus for Nash, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. But the offer generated no conversation. No counteroffer, no back and forth negotiation, nothing. It is clear Columbus has no intention of trading the face of its franchise to the team it considers to be its top rival, a Detroit club that has dominated the Blue Jackets since they entered the NHL in 2000-01. The last thing Columbus general manager Scott Howson wants to see is Nash being paired with Pavel Datsyuk and his Blue Jackets having to deal with that scenario six times a season.

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July 18, 2012  08:42 AM ET

"the team it considers to be its top rival".

Talk about irrelevant.

About as dumb as CBJ wearing "throwback" jerseys

July 18, 2012  08:44 AM ET

Doesn't there have to be a rivalry before you can be rivals? I'm not sure one team being consistently stomped by the other constitutes a rivalry.

July 18, 2012  08:47 AM ET

It is clear Columbus has no intention of trading the face of its franchise to the team it considers to be its top rival,

Interesting since a rivalry is generally competative.

July 18, 2012  08:58 AM ET
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"the team it considers to be its top rival".Talk about irrelevant.About as dumb as CBJ wearing "throwback" jerseys

but that great tradition that goes back....
But the constatnt fights for playoff spots...
what a dumb article

July 18, 2012  09:12 AM ET

Wow I needed a good lulz this morning.
What is next a jersey patch to commemorate the one season they made the playoffs?

July 18, 2012  09:14 AM ET

Why Columbus won't deal Nash to Detroit?

Because Ken Holland is not stupid enough to cave in and give them what they want.

July 18, 2012  09:21 AM ET

no dumber than Wings fans thinking THEIR rival is Pittsburgh.

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July 18, 2012  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

no dumber than Wings fans thinking THEIR rival is Pittsburgh.

Yeah the Pens would have to get a bit better

July 18, 2012  09:32 AM ET
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Yeah the Pens would have to get a bit better

Consider the source. An Oilers fan. Do they even remember what winning a hockey game is like in Edmonton?

July 18, 2012  09:38 AM ET

the fact is the Wings don't have enough quality young players to trade for Nash. Filppula? UFA in a year. Franzen? decent player but always injured. Helm? 3rd line center? Gustav Nyquist? maybe but what else?
you don't trade a star player within the division unless you get equal value back.

July 18, 2012  09:39 AM ET
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Yeah the Pens would have to get a bit better

2 games a year against the Pens makes them a rival? LOL.

July 18, 2012  09:46 AM ET
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you don't trade a star player within the division unless you get equal value back.

Why don't you pass your bit of advise on to Kevin Lowe. A player by the name of Chris Pronger seems to come to mind?

July 18, 2012  09:52 AM ET
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Why don't you pass your bit of advise on to Kevin Lowe. A player by the name of Chris Pronger seems to come to mind?

Anaheim is in the same division as Edmonton? OK then.

July 18, 2012  09:59 AM ET
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Anaheim is in the same division as Edmonton? OK then.

You got equal value? OK then.

July 18, 2012  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

You got equal value? OK then.

Jordan Eberle sounds like good value to me.

July 18, 2012  10:09 AM ET

Lets just suppose they do not trade him..........does Howson think having his trade bait Captain is gonna be a positive dressing room influence??? How can you effectively lead while skating on a trap door ?

July 18, 2012  10:10 AM ET
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Jordan Eberle sounds like good value to me.

Mr Eberle is a Superstar in the making.......send him to Calgary any ole time....please!!

 
July 18, 2012  10:15 AM ET
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2 games a year against the Pens makes them a rival? LOL.

You're the one saying there's a "supposed" rivalry there, no Wings fans on here are saying that.

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