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01-24-2013, 12:46 PM
Join Date: Aug 2011
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I knew the guy was good, but he is GOOD. Outside of highlights ive never really followed him. What he can do with the puck is simply astounding, if gabby finished with two goals i probably woulda given Nash POTG. I have never had this much fun watching a player in years, with a good team like this and a full season I expect to see 50 in the mext few seasons. That is if Gabby gives him a chance
I find it almost comical that so many posters here didn't realize just how great a player Rick Nash is. I pointed this out ad infinitum from day #1 when we were in hot pursuit but it fell on deaf ears. The fact that many fans wanted Parise instead of Nash is really laughable.
The Rangers have never(I repeat, never) had a guy with Nash's skillset in their history. That doesn't necessarily mean that Rick Nash is a given to pot 50 goals in a full season but the time and space he creates on the ice because of his size, wingspan, and speed will make a player like Gaborik that much better and freer to do his thing.
Trading for Nash was a no brainer for us but, unfortunately, we need more big bodied productive players on the roster if we are truly going to get to the next level and win a cup.
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