Discussion in 'Boston Bruins' started by Alicat, Jan 11, 2019.
Very smart move on his part.
Without the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, I'd do those deals all over again given the circumstances at the time.
I just hope Sweeney isn't shy about making similar moves this season, to add some extra scoring punch.
Real shame Nash got concussed, while he wasn`t scoring at will, there was a drastically different look to the 2nd line when he was on it and thought he played and contributed pretty well. Opened up ice for DK
I feel bad for him, but he's doing the right thing.
Best wishes for a complete recovery.
Okay let's break it down more.
Spooner is terrible. Beleskey is terrible and we got the Rangers to take a part of that horrid contract. Lindgren is a prospect who probably fits more into the old NHL than the new NHL and we are pretty stocked on D. 2018 first round pick ended up being K'andre Miller I believe.
As of right now, that trade doesn't bother me one bit. Depends what Lindgren and Miller do.
As for Nash, smart decision. Great player and hopefully he has a long healthy retirement.
Horrible acquisition, among many, by Sweeney. Funny how people just discount first round picks...then again, given Sweeney's abysmal drafting ability, it probably wouldn't have mattered.
Agree to disagree, respectfully.
Nothing but best wishes to Rick Nash.
He was one of my favorite players to watch outside of the Bs growing up.
Hope Paquette gets his one day...scum bag
Whose that man-ish woman you have as your profile pic? I bet she's awful at interviews
I never thought Scott Stevens would, but he did. Karma truly is a *****.
I know she looks like Aaron Judge with a wig, but I can't help myself.
I echo all the comments commending him on making a smart decision and wish him well.
I’d also like to thank Rick for a bit of amusement he gave my son and I. During every between periods/after game interview he’d listen politely to the question (usually Alex) making full eye contact. Then, when it came time to answer the question he’d turn and look directly into the camera — and I mean directly — and answer the question with a big smile on his face.
We’d laugh...... “Will he do it again? Wait for it......” and then “Yes!”.
Childish, but fun to do.
Icing on cake came when a Rags fan posted on HF..... “has he stared at the camera and spoken to you directly yet?” a little while after the trade.
Anyway best of luck Rick. Congrats on awesome career.
A feather in Sweeneys cap..
this is the biggest problem of all Bruins fans. Rick Nash was one of the biggest catches of the deadline.
any package for any scoring winger would feel like a torching. imagine what the bruins would have to give up for guys like panarin , stone, duchene? this board would self destruct with the amount of prospects / picks the bruins would give up. ryan spooner? you upset about losing spooner? ryan lindren? you check out the latest bruins Dman prospect pool?
All the best Rick
There are more important things than hockey
I just can't remember what they are right now
Good Summary, perhaps with that deal the bruins could have landed Tavares, Hoffman, E Kane...Nash was a good player prior to his concussion history. It was risk I didn't like from the start.
It's nice to see a player put the money aside for his health/family.
Wish all the best for Nash as he takes this next step in his life.
Guy was one heck of a goal scorer in his prime and a critical part of my NHL 04 Columbus Dynasty team.
Isles wanted to extend Tavares at all costs, Hoffman and Kane wouldnt have been the right players. Nash was the ideal player to get at the deadline for Krejci's line and that for ultimately just a first rounder. There is a risk with every player. Managment can think that we don't need to get help at the deadline and the game after Bergy and Marchy could go down with season ending injuries.
Yes a risk with every player (heard that before) ... there was a much bigger risk with Nash... a declining point producer and brutal performance performer. Add the concussion history you end up with a big RISK.
Other options were out there ... better value and perhaps lesser value that could have helped. Big fish name in my option was not worth the risk.
Other than the big goal he had against leafs in the playoffs he did not leave me with a lasting positive impression,
Best of luck!
Columbus has Rick Nash on hand to drop ceremonial puck on NHL network
I must have missed something. To what do you refer?
Stevens ended up having to retire because of concussion issues. Karmic when you remember how many concussions he dealt out during his career, especially Paul Kariya's.
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