Redskins Overpaid, But Others May Wish They Did…
Fan 590 - almost 5 years
I was already thinking of the trials and tribulations of “overpaying” for a superstar a month ago when it leaked out that the Columbus Blue Jackets were attempting to trade star winger Rick Nash. It’s never easy NOT to overpay. I mean, how do you “underpay”? Borderline impossible, isn’t it. Look at the Eric Lindros deal in the summer of 1992 — not many thought the Flyers had overpaid at the time (Lindros went for: cash, a R1 pick in 1992, a R1 pick in 1993, Chris Simon, Steve Duchense, Ron Hextall, Kerry Huffman, Mike Ricci, and Peter Forsberg). But think about it now? It’s INSANE. But it only became so because Forsberg became Forsberg — if anything Ricci was still meant to be the best player in the deal, and drafted in a Top 5 which included Keith Primeau, Jaromir Jagr, Owen Nolan, and Petr Nedved, his accomplishments don’t match up, in my eyes anyway, to any of those four.
But the Flyers were getting ERIC LINDROS! It seemed like an easy call to make, but Lindros would only
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