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Re: Bruins trade for Rick Nash
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2018, 04:05:59 PM »

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Bruins also signed Brian Gionta for $700,000.

I like that move. Very low risk with potentially high reward. Good veteran presence too, and I think that does matter more than people think (not saying it guarantees a championship, but I think we saw last year how much the C's missed that in some instances)

Although it's unlike with Nash who we had to trade five assets away for, and I'm really not sure he's that kind of "difference maker" that warrants that kind of trade. Is he a solid player? Absolutely. But still...

You’ve got to look at the “assets”, though:

* An inferior wing who is a restricted free agent
* A mediocre prospect defenseman
* A wing with negative trade value
* A late 1st rounder
* A 7th rounder

Spooner is the only asset that is likely to add anything to a team, and Nash is an upgrade.

This is the Bruins’ equivalent of “Yabu + #1 for Tyreke”. I’d still do that deal.


A late 1st Rd pick in the NHL is still a very valuable asset. Sure, it's not as valuable as a higher pick, but the difference in value between the beginning and end of the 1st round in the NHL is far different than what that difference would be in the NBA.

That said, I still like this deal for the Bruins. Nash is a proven veteran (but not too old) that could very well give the B's that extra push they need to win the Cup this year.

Those picks still aren’t worth very much:

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/analyzing-value-nhl-draft-picks/

A late first rounder apparently isn’t worth all much more than a 3rd rounder.

I think that study isn't worth a whole lot when they immediately throw out two of the most important positions in the game as part of the study.

They’re measuring production. Judging defensemen and particularly goalies by the same standard wouldn’t make any sense.

And, if anything, goalies bring down the value of a 1st rounder:

https://www.thesportster.com/hockey/ranking-every-goalie-selected-in-the-first-round-since-2000/


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Re: Bruins trade for Rick Nash
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2018, 07:55:43 PM »

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These moves aren't gonna mean much if the Bruins can't snap out of this funk they're suddenly in.
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Re: Bruins trade for Rick Nash
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2018, 09:17:24 PM »

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Re: Bruins trade for Rick Nash
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2018, 09:42:56 PM »

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Meanwhile, there goes Spooner recording his first assist as a Ranger...  :(
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Re: Bruins trade for Rick Nash
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2018, 09:53:18 PM »

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These moves aren't gonna mean much if the Bruins can't snap out of this funk they're suddenly in.

We’re talking two losses in a row, for perspective.


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Re: Bruins trade for Rick Nash
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2018, 11:31:48 PM »

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These moves aren't gonna mean much if the Bruins can't snap out of this funk they're suddenly in.

We’re talking two losses in a row, for perspective.

Yes, but they've lost 3 out of their last 4, and 2 of those losses were beatdowns to the woeful Canucks and Sabres. They also lost to the Sabres 2 weeks ago. They had been staying within a point of best record in the NHL, but this little slump has dropped them to third in the East. Not trending in the right direction.
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Re: Bruins trade for Rick Nash
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2018, 09:42:19 PM »

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Nash was great tonight. He scored a goal and saved one, too.

Awesome win without Bergeron. The 3rd period felt like playoff hockey.


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Re: Bruins trade for Rick Nash
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2018, 09:53:46 PM »

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Nash was great tonight. He scored a goal and saved one, too.

Awesome win without Bergeron. The 3rd period felt like playoff hockey.

He’s been good both games since he’s been here. The knock against him has always been his playoff performances. Hopefully he shines here!