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Had a Nash for Rask trade been an option prior to last season, the Bruins might have considered it. At one point it was possible the team would trade Thomas to Philadelphia for then-Flyers center Jeff Carter before last season.
However, with the Bruins now second in the NHL in goals scored per game, the need for offense has lessened.
Especially when you consider that sophomore forward Tyler Seguin has become a fantastic player and is on pace to be a point per game scorer. Seguin already has 12 goals, which is one more than he scored all of last season in 74 games played.
Rick Nash is an awesome player—an elite talent—but his value to the Bruins is not worth allowing a young No. 1 goalie to leave.
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Nicholas Goss is a Boston Bruins featured columnist for Bleacher Report and was the organization's on-site reporter for the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals in Boston.