Why Trading Rick Nash to Detroit Is Absolutely the Wrong Move

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Why Trading Rick Nash to Detroit Is Absolutely the Wrong Move
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There's trouble in the D. In the wake of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter joining the Minnesota Wild, the NHL is buzzing with possibilities for the teams that missed out on the top two free agents. The biggest magnifying glass seems to be on the Detroit Red Wings

For fans, it is undoubtedly frustrating that the Red Wings missed out on the top two players in an exceptionally weak class of free agents. This frustration is what is fueling the constant stream of calls to trade for Rick Nash from divisional rival Columbus.  

This is the absolute worst possible decision to even think about. 

It may not be what fans want to hear, but it is what needs to be said. Moving Rick Nash to Detroit would be a mistake for the long-term future of the team and Detroit's status as a prudent hockey power. 

With all due respect to my colleagues here at Bleacher Report, the following are convincing reasons to stay out of the Rick Nash sweepstakes: 

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