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07-30-2012, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
61 Rick Nash thoughts by Aaron Portzline

Portzline thought Columbus was going to land Kreider or Stepan in the deal. All of those podcasts and radio interviews Portzline is the evidence. His twitter feed too.
From this Article:

"No. 4 = Wonder which line Nash will play on with the Rangers? Most expect him to step in with Brad Richards, a playmaker extraordinaire. My hunch is he’ll fit best with Derek Stepan, but – as a guy who sees the Western Conference almost exclusively – I’m not entirely keyed in on Stepan’s game. Nash needs the puck to be successful. He doesn’t find space in the offensive zone and rip one-timers; he hauls it to net. This will be interesting."

If this is the case he might be right, and a line of Nash - Stepan - Gaborik may make sense, since Richards is at his best when he is controlling the puck. This could be a great combo for Gaborik though, as we all know he tends to not be able to beat defenders when carrying the puck, and adding a guy like Nash who can skate the puck could likely be the missing link on that line.

At least when Gaborik gets back and healthy that is

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