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tomcatNYR 01-15-2013 08:10 AM

Nash prepared for big expectations
 
Rick Nash is prepared for the expectations that await him as a RangerOriginally published: January 14, 2013 7:33 PM
Updated: January 14, 2013 8:02 PM
By STEVE ZIPAY steve.zipay@newsday.com

http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey...nger-1.4447376

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"He's at a point in his career where this is the next step in his game," Rangers coach John Tortorella said. "He comes to a bigger market, more pressure put on him, trying to find his way to the playoffs. I think we have him at a perfect time, a perfect age . . . No disrespect for Columbus, it's a different stage. I think this is perfect timing [for him] and the Rangers' organization to have him here."

With Brad Richards out the past two days with the flu, Nash misses his new center, but his offensive prowess has been noted.

"He's very talented. You can see each day the level of skill comes out more and more," Henrik Lundqvist said. "It's fun for a goalie against a guy who loves to score. So far, it's been a good test. A team can go a long way working really hard, but you need some skill. That could be the difference a lot of nights."

nyr2k2 01-15-2013 08:15 AM

I'm thinking Nasher goes 25/20.

I wasn't a huge advocate of trading for him, but I'm still tremendously excited to have him. I still find myself thinking, "Holy ****, we have Rick Nash..." from time to time.

BBKers 01-15-2013 08:20 AM

Is this prorated and based on 48 games?

Stugots 01-15-2013 08:27 AM

40-44. In an 82 game season that is roughly 70 points.

N9Y4R 01-15-2013 08:59 AM

Thinking/hoping both he and Gaborik put up something around 20-20+, 40-44pts. Anything over that would be pushing a PPG pace. Only way these guys are at a PPG+ pace is if the PP explodes.

N9Y4R 01-15-2013 09:04 AM

Wow 1 <15 vote. That would be a disaster. Must be a Fishstix fan.

we want cup 01-15-2013 10:21 AM

Crap. Forgot to account for the shortened season.

15-20 goals, 35 points is really the bare minimum here. Anything else would be a big letdown.

Lundsanity30 01-15-2013 10:23 AM

8 goals 15 assists in the playoffs en route to a cup? :)

HockeyBasedNYC 01-15-2013 10:55 AM

68 Points / reg 82 gm. season = .83 PPG x 48 gm. season = 40 points

I think if anyone on this team approaches 50 points its an unbelievable year

HockeyBasedNYC 01-15-2013 11:02 AM

While we are at it lets set a little stat cheat sheet for ourselves:

48 game season point output = 82 gm season point output

10 = 17
15 = 26
20 = 34
25 = 43
30 = 51
35 = 60
40 = 68
45 = 77
50 = 85
55 = 94
60 = 103
65 = 111

HockeyBasedNYC 01-15-2013 11:35 AM

I cant wait for the "Steve Nash" misnaming ball to drop within multiple media updates, if it hasnt already.

Can totally see Craig Carton doing something like that (and on purpose) just to piss Rangers fans off. That little bald **** has no respect.

KreiMeARiver* 01-15-2013 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by HockeyBasedNYC (Post 57623791)
I cant wait for the "Steve Nash" misnaming ball to drop within multiple media updates, if it hasnt already.

Can totally see Craig Carton doing something like that (and on purpose) just to piss Rangers fans off. That little bald **** has no respect.

He's worthless. I can't listen to that show. My car doesn't move from NHL Radio/BPM/80's.

When he says "aaalright".. I want to put my foot to the floor and run over everyone in sight.

Rangers Fail 01-15-2013 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HockeyBasedNYC (Post 57623791)
I cant wait for the "Steve Nash" misnaming ball to drop within multiple media updates, if it hasnt already.

Can totally see Craig Carton doing something like that (and on purpose) just to piss Rangers fans off. That little bald **** has no respect.

Didn't he call Brad Richards, Bob Richards?

Right when he signed here, Carton also didn't know that he played for Torts in TB.

silverfish 01-15-2013 12:08 PM

26g 20a. Leads the team in goals, but not points.

tomcatNYR 01-15-2013 12:31 PM

Of course the poll is prorated. 48 game season.

I'm thinkinh along the lines of 20 goals, 18 or so assists. 40-44 points sounds about right to me.

The Perfect Paradox 01-15-2013 12:34 PM

My guess is 23 goals and 20 assists for 43 points total.

SoftEuro4thLiner 01-15-2013 12:54 PM

voted 30-34. Setting my expectations low.

pld459666 01-15-2013 01:17 PM

45-49

Same as Gaborik.

25 goals

20-25 assists

pwoz 01-15-2013 01:46 PM

40 points or i'm pissed

Mio41 01-15-2013 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Lundsanity30 (Post 57621273)
8 goals 15 assists in the playoffs en route to a cup? :)

Sounds good to me

Machinehead 01-15-2013 01:57 PM

I would like the 40-45 range, closer to 40 which is somewhere in the high 60's

M Gaz 01-15-2013 02:44 PM

I want him to be a PPG+ player, but he'll most likely be just under, probably in the 40-44 range.

Inferno 01-15-2013 04:43 PM

our style is going to naturally push point production down. He's going to help us win games, that's all that should matter.

mschmidt64 01-15-2013 04:52 PM

Ooops. I voted thinking it was 82 games.

LittleKev6D9 01-15-2013 06:50 PM

Nash is better than what his stats show. Nash is a Power Forward type winger and those types of players benefit from a great center. Who has been Nash's best Center? Antoine Vermette? RJ Umberger? Richards and Stepan are both better than those two. I went with somewhere between 45-49


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