Calem asked in SportsHockey · 8 years ago

Is This A Bad NHL Trade?

To Columbus: Tyler Kennedy, Paul Martin, Zybenek Michalek, Eric Tangradi, 2013 1st and Second Round Pick

To Pittsburgh: Rick Nash and Jack Johnson

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    Yes, that's a terrible trade...for Columbus. Yes, Columbus is getting another first round pick and a 2nd round pick, but they're getting in return average to below average players for a superstar left winger and a star defenseman. Martin and Michalek are a defensive style defensemen.Kennedy is decent,but not great.If the Jackets were to trade for Nash and Johnson, the need they would want is greater.This trade will never happen.

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  • 8 years ago

    In some senses, this could be a good trade and a bad trade.

    When looking quickly, you probably notice the two well-known players leaving Columbus and going to Pittsburg. For Pittsburg, you might say this is a good trade, because you are really only giving away Tyler Kennedy.

    When looking deeper, or just factoring in more things, you see that Columbus is only trading two, where Pittsburg is trading 4. This will be a major problem for both teams regarding the amount of players. Pittsburg will immediately have to call at least 2 more players from Scranton which I believe is their AHL Affiliate. For Columbus, they will either have to place half of the players they received to their AHL Affiliate, or they will have to trade away some players or buy-out a players contract which is very costly.

    Then, there's the two draft picks that Columbus would receive. With the first round pick, Columbus would be able to pick a very high rated player that will be a major factor in the long run as well as be another key trading factor. With the second round pick, they will still be able to receive a fairly important player.

    Finally, we know that Rick Nash and Jack Johnson are two top-notch players for Columbus. But recently, many people would say that Rick Nash is not contributing as much as he used to. This year, Rick Nash only contributed 59 points which is about 50 points lower than the leader of the league, which is a tremendous drop from when he used to self carry the Columbus Blue Jackets. Jack Johnson is still a tremendous player and you can tell that tell will stay strong for a long time and is still very young.

    Both teams I think would benefit and un-benefit from this trade. If I were to pick who has the betetr side, I would have to say the Columbus Blue Jackets would benefit the most because of the least amount of troubles. Still a bad trade though.

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  • 8 years ago

    HAHA are you kidding? Johnson is their cornerstone since arriving in columbus. Columbus wants young, contributing, high potential players. Two underacheiving, one over aged defensman with a 3rd liine at best player (Tangardi) with mabey a top 6 forward on some teams in Kennedy is not going to get you Nash and Johnson, or one by themselves. The first and second don't mean much either. whether its this year or next or 3 years from now, they're late picks, which have value but not for Nash and Johnson or again, even one by themself.

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  • 8 years ago

    Geez... and this is why fantasy sports suck, no thought to the reality of the game.

    You are giving up 6 players to fill 2 gaps. What is the logic in that? In addition, you are giving up your 1st and 2nd round draft picks.

    That is about as short sighted of a trade to make. It throws away any long term future with short term maybes. Not to mention Rick Nash, and the Pittsburgh system, not the same. He's not going to have the upside results you hope he has.

    Now if Crosby is shut down, that's another story.

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  • Kort3X
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    8 years ago

    Yes. Why would they give up their considerably their 2 best players for draft picks and two 3rd line d men. Colombus needs a star center to build the prospects around imo.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Yeah that's a horrible trade for Columbus, why would they give up two all star calibre players for a bunch of role players and draft picks that won't even be high?

    Source(s): WTF lol
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  • Pittsburgh are ripping themselves off big time. Nash is good, but not great, and Johnson is mediocre.

    Tangradi and a 1st and a 2nd? and 3 others? I'd take this in a heartbeat

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Yes. Why would they give up their considerably their 2 best players for draft picks and two 3rd line d men

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