Reaction to yesterday’s trade of Rick Nash from Columbus to the NY Rangers, exploring hockey-related revenue, and the pros and cons of matching Shea Weber’s offer sheet.
BACKHAND SHELF/PUCK DADDY: Jake Goldsbie and Harrison Mooney with their respective views on the Nash trade, the return for the Blue Jackets, and how Nash will impact the Blueshirts. Balanced assessments of the deal, compared to much of the reaction from the NHL punditry, several of whom seemed to delight in trashing the return for the Blue Jackets whilst dreaming up creative ways to question Scott Howson’s competence as general manager.
THE CANNON: Matt Wagner looks at what the Blue Jackets got from the deal and the potential effect upon their performance this season.
THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz points out Howson was “hooped” from the start in his efforts to move Nash.
BLUE SEAT BLOGS: The financial fallout from the Rick Nash trade. The Rangers made out very, very well.
FEAR THE FIN: Relief over Rick Nash going to the Rangers, rather than to the San Jose Sharks.
VINTAGE LEAFS MEMORIES: Michael Langlois points out the Nash trade means Leafs fans don’t have to kick around his name anymore.
HOCKEY WILDERNESS: What does the Rick Nash trade mean for the Minnesota Wild? Unsurprisingly, nothing.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I’m sure we’ll see more analysis from the blogosphere on the Nash trade in the coming days. The above are the best of what I was able to find in the immediate aftermath of the deal.
DEFENDING BIG D: Josh Lile explains Hockey Related Revenue (HRR).
DOWN GOES BROWN: The (hilarious) pros and cons of matching the Shea Weber offer sheet.