Firstly he has not gotten any better as he gained more experience as a player. From 41 goals to 30, his plus minus getting lower, and his point production getting lower are you really going to possibly trade a future cornerstone or draft pick for a dude who is suppose to be in his prime and soaring, instead is decline and not getting any better? I wouldn't especially not with that enormous 7.8 Million dollar cap hit contract yikes.
Secondly He does not seem to have that leadership step in him.He went 7 games without points and has had minus in those games so consistency is lacking and for a player who is payed like he his and how much hype Rick Nash gets this is concerning and worth a look through before saying he would be a good fit.
Finally During the Blue Jackets short and i do mean short playoff stint Nash has only managed a goal and 2 assists while getting hit with a minus 4 rating. Now i know that the Jackets are not a good team whatsoever and Nash had little or no support while in Columbus during his playoff run However, only averaging one goal for the whole series is not what you would hope for for Nash. If you are a top contending team like Philly or Boston not having Nash perform in the playoffs is a concern when you expect him to help lead your team through the cup finals.
Stay classy folks.
James Gleason (@jaysgleason)
P.S. he also was the cover athlete for nhl 2k9 so yeah there is that.