Thread: Player Discussion: Rick Nash
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05-17-2013, 01:52 PM
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I have full faith that if his injury were so significant the training staff would not let him play.
Not necessarily -- if a player is determined to play in the playoffs, they may play through some pretty serious injuries. In the 2002 playoffs, Steve Yzerman played through an incredibly serious knee injury that he missed 30 regular season games for. He ended up having reconstructive surgery -- knee realignment surgery -- in the offseason; a surgery that is typically something only the elderly have.


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At this time of year, plenty of people are banged up and playing through injury. Nash, if he's on the ice, HAS to alter the game with his size. For him not to, to me, is the definition of invisible.
That said, this is definitely true. Despite Yzerman playing on one leg throughout those playoffs, he led his team to a cup and led the team in playoff points (2nd in total playoff scoring, behind only Forsberg).

Of course, Nash is no Steve Yzerman... but if he's playing, he has to put up more points than he has so far, injured or not.


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