|Thanks, Rick. It's been terrific. |
But you don't want to be here any more, and Columbus needs to move on.
THE HERE AND NOW
- Nash is one of few players who can be relied upon to score.
- Nash helps the team win games right now.
- There's no need to start the rebuild now, seeing as a good portion of the roster won't be around next season, so you might as well play Nash.
As for holding off the rebuild until the new pieces are in place, well...we were supposed to wait for this team to gel before getting upset with the direction of this season. How did that work out? I'd much rather use the last 19 games to separate wheat from chaff and determine what current players will make up the new CBJ core.
THE LOCKER ROOM
- The players support Nash and want him to remain as captain.
|This is what you thought you were going to get at the|
start of the season.
- Ticket-buying fans want to see Nash play.
- "Team Nash": Fans want to support Nash in his apparent rift with team management.
- Nash will surely recover from all but the most severe of injuries in plenty of time. Won't affect his trade value.
- The likelihood of a debilitating injury like a severe concussion is minimal.
- Scott Howson never intended to trade Nash but instead used Nash as lure to move Jeff Carter out the door with all due haste. Carter's now gone, so full speed ahead.
- Nash might even be in on the scheme.
But hey, anything's possible with this team.
As I said, draw your own conclusions. I just can't see how playing Nash at this point in the season, under the team's current circumstances, makes any sense.