Confirmed with Link: Riley Nash signs with Columbus

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    97.1 had Bob McElligot on earlier today and they were discussing that if Wennberg had another down season, that Nash could possibly supplant Wennberg in the top 6. My immediate thought was "yikes" and I can't imagine that this would be a realistic option. Is this just crazy talk? I watch a decent amount of CBJ hockey and it seems like crazy talk. But I've seen some negativity regarding Wennberg.

    EDIT: Misread Wennberg's stats. He had a worse season that I realized.
     
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    It's realistic. Though I do expect Wennberg to be better, Riley Nash was excellent when he did get top minutes in Boston.

    It would be more accurate to say, though, that Nash would get some more minutes at Wennberg's expense. McElligot, and Portzline too, and come to think of it half this board, waste a lot of time talking about "top 6" as if there's necessarily a big difference between what the 2C does and what the 3C does. Last year, Dubois, Foligno, and Wennberg all had roughly the same minutes at 5v5. About 13:45 per game.
     
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    Thanks for the info. When I made my post, I thought Wennberg had 59 points last season. Knowing where he ended up made that segment a little more understandable.
     
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    Nash is absolutely insurance on Wennberg, and likely will play top 6 at some point in the season unless Dubois and Wennberg both have dominant years. The lines will adapt as needed. It would ideal if it was a clear Dubois, Wenmberg, Dubinsky, Nash down the middle... But we went into the season pencilling it in as Wennberg, Dubinsky, Dubois, Sedlak, and for most of the season Dubois was the only one capable of creating anything at even strength.

    I think with how Nash played when he moved up to the first line when Bergeron went down, we will see him in the top 6 very early unless a clear top 6 group emerges exactly as planned in camp.
     
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    I'd be more optimistic of this happening if we trade for Marchand & Pastrnak. :sarcasm:
     
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    Viqsi where we're going we don't need draft picks

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    We'd have to make do with Panarin and Atkinson, I'm afraid. :)
     
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    Riley Nash announces he will wear #20
     
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    Maylo It never happened.

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    It's gonna be easy to fix that Saad jersey.

     
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    You could always fix an old 61 jersey instead :P
     
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    It's the Malhotra paradox. Somehow Malhotra played effectively with the other Nash, while still being limited offensively.
     
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  11. CBJWennberg10

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    I like this signing a lot for you guys. Wanted him on the nucks.
     
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    Blah blah blah blah blah blah, Thomas Vanek.

    Fire Jarmo

    Buy or sell, Riley Nash ends up the year with a higher TOI average than Alex Wennberg?
     
  14. spintheblackcircle

    spintheblackcircle ...so that happened.

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    Where does this rank on the worst signings by the Jackets? Holy **** is he bad.

    I'll defend the front office for some things that others will not, but wow....this was awful.
     
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    Ugh, don't remind me
     
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    Horton/Campbell/Nash. Take your pick. A certain GM needs to be banned from signing UFA Bruins.
     
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    Buyout this summer is like 900k for four years vs two more years off 2.8M
     
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    I'd probably take Riley Nash over the $900K in savings, I'm not sure we could replace him with just $900K. Perhaps if a center on an ELC steps up and we're in a cap crunch.
     
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    Viqsi where we're going we don't need draft picks

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    Likewise, but I doubt I'd enjoy it all that much. He hasn't been a liability defensively, but we needed more and we're not getting it. :(
     
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    I'd buy out Dubinsky and keep Nash until he can be packaged for a trade
     
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    Gotta say Jarmo gambled on Wennberg, Dubinsky, and Nash and got them wrong. Well maybe not Dubinsky since he seems like a functional player now compared to last year.

    But I think 4th line forwards are a blind spot for Jarmo. Give him credit perhaps for Hannikainen but he has missed on a BUNCH after Letestu/DMac left. Brian Gibbons, some guy whose name I forgot but started with a D and came from Toronto, Campbell, and so far Nash. Edit - D'Amigo is his name.

    Fun fact - Campbell's claim to fame is breaking his leg on a PK shift and then still blocking a shot. Turns out he doesn't skate much better with 2 working legs.
     
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    So, uh, you guys still want him?
     
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    Called this to perfection. I don't wear hats but I'd take mine off to you if I did.
     
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    Jarmo is super terrible on UFA signings that are "bigger names" but has done OK on reclamation projects (Gagner, Duclair). Really the CBJ brass should take away his phone until at least July 5th every year.
     
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    you never see this happen but i’m gonna call myself out so hard.

    lmao. how embarassing. easily my worst post ever on HF. goodness gracious.
     

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