"However the Rangers draw it up, Nash should have plenty of points, probably more than the 59 he got last season (assuming that it's a full season). Dubinsky and Anisimov, in down years, combined for 70 points last season, and should see much more ice time in Columbus. Don't look for Nash to match their combined total in 2012-13."
...going to have to agree with Spector here, because even if Nash puts up a monster year of 40g, 30a, it still only equals Dubinsky and Anisimov's combined total last year. And Dubinsky's struggles last season were well documented.
...still doesn't mean it's a bad trade as the Rangers are expecting Kreider to make up the difference and even if he has an average season (20g, 20a), the combined 110 points between the two Ranger snipers should be far and away more than the two former Blueshirts.
I have seen a lot of people that hate the rangers (IE Isles fans and Devils Fan) say the same thing.
You can't compare 1 player to the 2 players he were traded for it is flawed logic. Nash is not taking both spots he is taking one and another player will be placed in this spot.
I will take Nash/Kreider over Dubi/AA production any day of the week...hell I would even take Nash/Rupp over dubi/AA production but I don't think Rupp is going to a 2nd/3rd line spot with this move.
This article makes a very good point. If we traded Duby for Nash and lost Anisimov, we should probably replace Anisimovs roster spot with someone who can generate a minimum of 5 points this year. I just someone out there can step up..
The proper comparison is Dubi/Ani vs Nash/Kreider, and with Kreider, the sky could be the limit. It's also fair to expect that both Stepan and Hagelin will continue grow and produce. And it's also reasonable to expect that Richards will get off to a faster start this season. Not hard to imagine the Rangers' point total higher this season than last (assuming we get to 82 games!).
Also have to look at it as nash being feared and opening up the ice for other players to succeed. which will add more points to players that are left open more as well as people like richie who (should be) centering him.
You have to figure that last season Dubi and AA combined for 26 goals, and goals win games, so I'd rather have 40 than 26.
sure, if every time Nash is on the ice if we could have BOTH Dubi and AA instead, I would prefer to have two forwards instead of just one. Since that's not really allowed, I'd rather have those 70 points from just one guy.
In hockey, a dime is worth more than two nickles.