Found May 29, 2012 on The 6th Sens:
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Like any general manager who’s doing his job and the due diligence that goes with asking the price on any ‘big name’ player, the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch is reporting that Bryan Murray kicked the tires on Rick Nash but balked at the asking price. Rightfully so. While the prospect of adding a legitimate scoring forward to compliment one of the team’s top two lines is an item that Murray acknowledged is on his offseason to-do list, the organization is hardly in a position to start sacrificing its best young prospects for a player who: a) turns 28 in June and will be 34 when he hits unrestricted free agency in 2018; b) is owed $7.8 million per annum through the 2017/18 season; c) had his career season – 40 goals and 79 points – three seasons ago; and d) has only cracked the 70 point threshold once in his career. In fairness to Nash, he’s coming off his fifth consecutive season of 30-plus goals, however, in light of some well documented historical evidence (here, here and here...
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