You’re eighteen years old. You’ve been doing great in school, excelling in all areas, demonstrating responsibility, and showing your parents that you’re going to be a well-rounded adult. When you graduate, your parents give you two choices:
1. Your parents saw a great new car and they’re willing to buy it for you, but it doesn’t come out for another year. So you have to wait—but you’ll get the coolest car that everyone wants as soon as it comes out.
2. You can keep your current car (that you think has some hidden potential) that you’ve had since your 16th birthday. Instead of getting the new car, your parents are going to give you a boatload of money, but you have to keep your current car for the next eight-years.
You decide that you’re going to keep your current car because you really think that it has some hidden potential and, let’s be honest; you’re getting a boatload of money.
So in what world is it OK to take all of the money, then change your mind two years into the eight year commitment and insist on the great new car? No, you’re not offering to give the money back—you just wanted your cake and you wanted to eat it too. And most importantly, you didn’t want to have to wait for the damned cake.
Was there any copacetic scenario where Rick Nash returned to Columbus and everyone lived happily ever after? Of course not. This was a trade demand.