Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Afternoon Scrum 2/23/10

Hockey headlines for the CBJ and from around the league. Mmmmm... hockey

  • Olympic hockey picks up again today. Here are the game previews from nhl.com:


  1. Although others in the hockey world would say I'm nuts, I wouldn't do Nash for Malkin on the CBJ end. No way. Nash is as affordable as a superstar of his caliber have be and he serves as the face of the franchise. Nash is too important to go anywhere right now.

  2. I'm with you Pepper. I love Malkin and his game, but I'll take Nash, his better contract and his commitment to Columbus every time. Dude in the post said he thought Nash plus a first round pick for Malkin. Keep eating those mushrooms, my man.

  3. Totally agree with you both 100 percent. While he will take a little heat for not finishing some of his chances in the Olympics, Nash is of the highest quality franchise players in the league -- both on and off the ice. And he has some grit to his game that's coming out more frequently now.

    Totally unrelated -- do any of you know if Noel got a temporary pay raise for the "interim" title or is he getting the same salary on his tryout tour? The club might be saving some cash if he makes a nice run at the end here...I have to believe he would sign for less than some of the other coaching options if he is greenlighted. Although, Dineen would be coming from the AHL...